Deleted hard drive! HELP!!!!

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  1. Drak0rex
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    Something went terribly wrong when I was dumping my Wii nand for use as emunand when using the Nand dumper in Wiiflow. Now all my games and files that were on my hard drive are gone! They're not erased from the hard drive, as it still shows it as being as full as it was,(a big chunk of the available space is still taken up) but I don't SEE them. What should I do? I tried doing a disk check, but it's hanging at 100%.
     
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    Is it possible that you perhaps created a new partition on your HDD, and that your USB loader is reading from a tiny, empty partition and not hooking your games partition?
     
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    It's all a single partition. I enabled viewing of hidden files and folders, looked in the recycle bin. The files aren't in there.
     
  4. worm28

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    I had the same thing happen using cleanrip all that was left on my drive was the iso cleanrip made but it still showed used space lucky for me i have a backup drive. If you dont have a backup you should try some data recovery software https://www.piriform.com/recuva I dont know how good this is but it might work.
     
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    Using Data Recovery Pro. It's showing a bunch of the games that were deleted, but they're shown as 0 bytes. Still has a while to scan, dunno if that'll change once it's done...
     
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    The scan will take a looong time, most likely overnight, but once it's done you should see file sizes and bea ble to recover.
     
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    Trying to decide if it would be worth waiting, or just format and copy it all back over. Last time took 3 days.
     
  8. Digital.One.Entity

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    Use this :


    http://www.easeus.com/


    Free version will do any & everything for HDs.....check it out and see if your Drive comes up and try a Scan maybe sectors were corrupted or maybe the partition isn't active anymore
     
  9. Drak0rex
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    I have Easeus. Drive is active and primary.
     
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    Where would be a good place to find info on this? Need to know exact problem to search for.
     
  11. XDel

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    Get Data Back is the BEST Data Recovery Program on the market, hands down.

    Before getting that though, make sure in your Folder Options that it is set to show invisible folders in case your folders were set to invisible by mistake.

    Also if you know the names of the file, do a Folder Search for them, or their extensions if any I.E. *.png
     
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  13. Sicklyboy

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    Since everyone is suggesting stuff, I've got nothing but the highest of praises for testdisk. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk. Ought to do well to solve your issue, though so will most of the other programs here.
     
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