Can't find files on unbootable HHD!!! HELP!

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Can't find files on unbootable HHD!!! HELP!

Postby raquii » Mon Nov 11, 2002 3:24 pm

Ok, here my newest problem or rather challenge.
Does anyone know the secret to digging up files out of a hard drive? (with Win ME on it) Let me explain on…

Some idiot… (That would be ME!)… went “program remove” happy and said “no to all” when it would ask if I wanted to erase any files that may be associated with other programs. Of course the idiot…Myself! …forgot to back up her documents and files and now I ‘m stuck and desperate here!

The situation continues like this:
Under “Desktop” is where I made a folder to hold my own separate files and Doc.’s.
Here’s what I’ve done on my own so far to try and find this:
I hooked the hard drive up to another computer. (As a ‘host’) I found all those other programs I wanted to erase, but the folder I saved under ‘desktop’ is no where to be found.
Can anyone help me find this? Advice? Ideas?
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Postby uniquemale69 » Mon Nov 11, 2002 7:34 pm

try to use the search option to look for a particular file in the "missing" folder
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Postby raquii » Tue Nov 12, 2002 5:20 am

Forgot to mention that I've already tried that too! Thanks!
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Postby yoojie » Tue Nov 12, 2002 7:26 am

What OS are you using? It could be located under:

C:\Winnt\profile\username\desktop for WINNT
or
C:\Documents and settings\Username\Desktop for XP and 2000

as for 98 it should be located on the C: root (i forget, its been a long time since I used win98).
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Postby barmouth » Tue Nov 12, 2002 7:42 am

I'll send you Acronis Disc Editor demo - if that can't find it, you have a problem! It's 4 Mb.

Send me a pm with your eml.
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Postby Mr T » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:10 am

Use 'Lost and Found' from POWERQUEST if the above don't work., however if you are running XP use the system restore tool (very handy).
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Postby raquii » Tue Nov 12, 2002 4:36 pm

Thank you yoojie, barmouth and Mr T. I intend to take all three of your suggestions. I'm preparing to purchase one of them Powerquest programs Mr T mentioned, I've PM'ed barmouth and I'm going to take yoojie's locator steps.

I'll keep you all posted at this page!

Anyone else have any more suggestions? I'll take as many as possible. Please!
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Postby raquii » Tue Nov 12, 2002 5:34 pm

Some of you missed where I mentioned the OS in the first paragraph of my first message! I don't blame you. I had to search for it myself there.

OS: WinME
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Slow down a bit...

Postby Netman » Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:37 pm

Make sure that your "host" PC's OS is set to show hidden files. The Desktop is stored in the profile data which is normally a hidden folder. Searching will not yield a hit until you unhide the folder.

Hope this helps. 8O
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