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File recovery advice please.

BJtheDJ

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I've managed to get myself into a bit of a pickle here :)

2 weeks ago I treated myself to a 16TB hard drive.

Did the usual, partitioned it and then formatted the partition.

All OK.

Decided to use the opportunity to try and sort out my a large number of
zippede karaoke music files scattered hither and thither across my hard
drives, so moved them all to my new K: drive preparatory to sorting them
all out.

There are loads of them; those with a proper ID number at the start, and
those with the ID number at the end, not forgetting those with a
different ID format. Plus; most of them are ZIP files but a fair number of
them are matcahed MP3+G files not forgetting a few hundred MP4 and
AVI files.

So, all of these files and their folders are on the new drive.

Windows was nagging me to update so I did and then I promptly
rebooted, as you do.

My new 16TB K drive was not to be seen; but I could see (in Disk
Management) that there was a drive 14.9TB (16TB after 1024 to 1000
conversion).

Opened up Active Partition Recovery Ultimate v22.0.0 which saw the
disc and I've waited the last 5 days while SuperScan went through
every sector of the drive.

It's found all of the files and directories for me but I'm damned if I
can see how to get them back. It links to Easy File Recovery but that
program can't see the drive.

If I right-click on the drive it gives me two choices:

1. Recover Volume In-Place
or
2. Copy All Data to a New Disk.

Option 2 is out of the question because even if I select "Recover
Files and Folders Only" it tells me there's not enough space on any of
my other HDs n- I'd need another 16TB drive or larger to recover the
(maybe) 400~500GB of KV files.

So, Option 1 - where I get the announcements:

Not Ready for Recovery - yes, in red.

Reason:
Logical structure of MBR is damaged and contains invalid partition
records.

Action:
You can try to use low-level tools (like Disk Editor) to fix records
manually, or delete invalid partitions, or execute FixMBR command
(related commands in Partition menu).

So I'm a completely at a loss. The files and folders are clearly visible
in the program but it offers me no way to get at them.

I've just started running Hasleo Data Recovery - but that has 42 hours
to run, and I'm pretty certain that it will tell me it's a trial
version or similar.

So any ideas of my next step here. Is there a non-trial file recovery
program (preferably accessible here on GLO) that will do my job for me ??

Thank you in advance for any and all solutions to my problem.
 

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So I know this response is a bit late, not sure what you've done so far.

Have you had any success with the files and folders, let me know so I can share my inputs.
 

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So I know this response is a bit late, not sure what you've done so far.

Have you had any success with the files and folders, let me know so I can share my inputs.
Sorry to be late replying.

I think that I have sorted as much as might expect.

It just made me want to stamp my foot when a recovery program showed me
#files but didn't show any obvous way of recovering them.

I switched programs in the end.
 

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Sorry to be late replying.

I think that I have sorted as much as might expect.

It just made me want to stamp my foot when a recovery program showed me
#files but didn't show any obvous way of recovering them.

I switched programs in the end.

I'm glad you were able to resolve the issues in the end..
 
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