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Old 01-24-2006, 02:25 AM   #1
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I recently recovered windows, although my C: data was fully recovered. it appears as though my D: was empty. however when i check how much data is on it, it reads as 60GB... so does this mean i've got 60GB of virtual data!?...
and is it recoverable?...
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I had a simular issue with one of my hard drives. I do some DVD burning from time to time, but I only have one drive. The information is taken from the DVD and stored into a temp folder on a 80GB drive I have. I noticed that one day, it said I have 36GB of informaiton on it. Turned out to be all those temp files from the DVDs I was burning.
Two questions.
1. Is this partition on the same hard drive?
2. Or is it a separate drive?
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:09 AM   #3
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i've got 2 partitions.. 1. C: [HDD] where all my program data is. when i recovered windows i selected the option where it would keep this. and theres 2. D: [DATA] this is where all my music pictures videos are.
they're 2 different hard drives both of 250GB
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hi..
which software u are using for recovering?(to recover the file after u have deleted it from the recycle bin)
you cannot recover completely from any of softwares.
And also it is not necessary that all the recovered files can work correctly.
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no no
i wasn't recovering stuff thats been deleted.
i had to reinstall windows due to a problem with windows
and when i started using windows again it left 60GB of used data on my D drive
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hi..
if u are re installing windows without formatting(that drive where the os is installed ) then there is no surprise in that.The previous data will be as it is(only the files required for installing OS will be re installed all others remain same ) ..
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hi..
if u are re installing windows without formatting(that drive where the os is installed ) then there is no surprise in that.The previous data will be as it is(only the files required for installing OS will be re installed all others remain same ) ..
i understand but its as if its invisible data
when i click on D: properties and check the graph theres 61GB of data that i can't find anywhere on the drive..
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hi..
right click d: then go to properties then
hardware->properties->volumes->populate
i think this will help you
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