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Lost Folders

amos63

FPCH New Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2007
Messages
2
#1
hi i have just installed a new hard drive and and am using my original one as a second drive because it was failing to boot up
i am now trying to get the folders off for safe keeping but the ones i had on my desktop dont show up and i can't get access to my old user names any help would be much appreciated
 

RandyL

Administrator
Joined
Jan 22, 2003
Messages
4,878
Location
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
#2
If you couldn't boot from your old drive it may have been failing. Not a good sign. Data may be lost. Have you tried a hard drive test on it?
RandyL
 
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Wolfeymole

#3
To run a hard disk check go into Command Prompt in Accessories.

At the command line type chkdsk e: /f

This is presuming that (E) is your secondary drive, if not E then replace it with the correct letter.
This will then attempt to repair errors on the drive.
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#7
You're most welcome Amos.

Thanks for the update!