View Full Version : Help, lost files

09-26-2009, 2:40 PM
I bought an external drive to store my music in one place. I started the process of moving mp3s from discs to the external drive. I took a break and noticed that ~9000 files are missing. They don't exist in the folder I moved them to and the folder shows as empty when I check its properties but a virus scan of the folder scans the files like they exist.

Is there a way to recover the files? I looked for hidden files but came up with nothing.


09-26-2009, 2:49 PM
Knowing your OS and file system would be helpful. If you are running Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista or 7 then open a command prompt and type:

chkdsk c: /f <enter>

where c: is the drive letter your files are/were on. Answer yes to any prompts and reboot of prompted.

If that fails to restore your data then there are ways to get it back still, just post your results and I'll help.

If you are on a Mac or Linux then disregard the above and someone else will have to chime in.

09-26-2009, 3:02 PM
It worked, thanks so much. ~500 albums back from the dead.