I lost a folder with important data, and would like to know what's the best way to procede in order to recover the files.
this is what happened:
- after booting up windows (vista), i received the message that the TrashBin on K:/ (the disk in question) is corrupt and needs to be emptied, so i clicked ok.
- then i tried to access one project folder on this disk. I couldn't open the folder and got some other message regarding some corruption (forgot the exact message), and after that, the thumbnail of the folder changed from being filled with files, to empty, and no files were found in this folder anymore (other folders on this disk open fine and still contain their files).
- so the first thing i did was rebooting the computer into clone-zilla and creating a byte-by-byte copy of the whole disk onto an external harddisk.
That's where i'm standing now. when I reboot the computer with the harddisk connected, windows wants to repair the filesystem. I didn't let it do it so far.
What's the best way to progress in order to get my folders content back?