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Old 11-02-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Many files in a drive missing


hi,

I am having inspiron laptop 1545 with win vista, win 7 &Ubuntu 12.04.2

i had downloaded some pdfs (50) from internet. I wanted to rename the filenames with the headings of each document. Now linux allowed me to copy the headings and then paste it on the filenames. <b>but windows showed me error </b>. As linux allowed doing this copy the& paste, i went ahead and renamed all the files in folder & subfolders. Some files i remember to be saved with the\ and / in the filenames.The filesystem in which these files were present was NTFS.

After this i booted in windows & the files were missing. Thinking that the problem was more of errors in HDD, i did run chkdsk onto the file system. But to no avail. Still files were missing. After that i ran a registery cleaner software. This software showed me lots of invalid entries corresponding to all of these files. But i did not delete these entries.

Thinking that the files were permanently deleted, i ran a file recovery software called R studio. But it was also not able to recover those pdf file.

Please suggest ways to recover these files.

Thanking you.

ntu929.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 04:26 AM   #2
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"\" is an illegal character on NTFS in Windows. Can you still see the files in Linux?
 
Old 11-02-2013, 07:21 AM   #3
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Can you still see the files in Linux?
no the files are not seen even in Linux.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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It's possible chkdsk converted the illegal characters to legal characters, so you may find the files in an unexpected location.

http://superuser.com/questions/51052...gal-characters
 
Old 11-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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i remember to be saved with the\ and / in the filenames.
you saved the ( linux AND windows) FOLDER location AS the file name ??

-- you will have problems

do not do that
 
Old 11-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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Not the folder locations

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you saved the ( linux AND windows) FOLDER location AS the file name ??

-- you will have problems

do not do that
Allow me to clarify this point. I think it was misunderstood. What i meant was that the filenames were used according to headings given WITHIN the pdf files. I did not use FILE LOCATIONS as filenames.
 
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Maybe you should give us an (approximate) example of the actual commands and data you used? Because I'm not getting it. Also what does 'ntfsls -aFfilRsv /dev/your_NTFS_partition -p /path' return? (Note "/path" is the path where the documents were or are located. So if it for example was your desktop directory you should use something like "/Users/ntu929/Desktop".)
 
  


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