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I think I found my missing data! BUT...


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Remember I did a system recovery by mistake back in 2006? Well while I was doing a Maleware scan, it scanned a folder called: USERDATA and some of the files are in there! I want to get to them! But it will not allow me too. :)

This is the error message I get:

c:\USERDATA is not accessable
Access is denied


How can I get access to it?
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Take ownership, instructions available Here scroll down to "How to take ownership of a folder"

Kev...
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Ok, I did that, thank you. :)
BUT
it will still not allow me to access what is inside the folder. while I was in safemode i put access to myself and it said the folder is empty and wouldnt let me in. now that I log in out of safemode it still wont let me in main folder. :)
I know there is something in there because the maleware wouldnt have read the files and they were some i named cause I remembered, PLUS my hard drive space is the same after I did that.
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Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Vista users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
  • Copy the content of the following box into the main textfield:

    :dir
    c:\USERDATA /sub

  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
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SystemLook v1.0 by jpshortstuff (22.05.09)
Log created at 00:35 on 24/05/2009 by HP_Owner (Administrator - Elevation successful)

========== dir ==========

c:\USERDATA - Parameters: "(none)"

---Files---
None found.

---Folders---
None found.

-=End Of File=-

How can that be though? I saw some of the files and folders and I was reading it as the scan was going and I saw a bunch of them! Also my Hard Drive Disk space is still filled up like its still on here.
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I don't know what to tell you...
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Because when I was in safemode there was stuff that folder. do you think anyone else would know?
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First, you said:

i put access to myself and it said the folder is empty

Now, you say:

I was in safemode there was stuff that folder

Which one is it, then?
Do you need that folder for any reasons?
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I think at this point, your only hope would be some sort of software like Ontrack Data Recovery, or maybe even the service they offer where you ship your HD to them and they take it apart in a clean room, etc. However, due to the amount of time that has passed, chances are if there is data on there, it probably wont be usable.
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I think at this point, your only hope would be some sort of software like Ontrack Data Recovery, or maybe even the service they offer where you ship your HD to them and they take it apart in a clean room, etc. However, due to the amount of time that has passed, chances are if there is data on there, it probably wont be usable.


yeah, this happened in late 2006 almost 2007. so I guess your right. Why does it still take up my HD space though? That I do not get.
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Do you want to delete it, or you want to retrieve some data from it?
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I would love to get some data from it but if not, yes I would like to delete it.
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Try Unlocker: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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