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You cannot store 5 billion files. The maximum number of files on a single disk is 4,294,967,295. This can be in one folder or many. You might be able to "cheat" by mounting another drive as a folder. However, I dont know if this would work. Anyways, that many files would make working with a folder with that many files... really difficult.


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Data recovery takes a long time, especially if we're talking about a lot of data, and extra-especially if the drive is faulty/damaged. :) All recovery programs will take about the same amount of time to do the same job. Formatting the drive will only make it harder to recover data (since every time you write to the drive you most-likely overwrite some of ...


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Most likely you have two options -- pay for a data recovery service (typical 2014 cost $100 to $200 for the attempt, no guarantee you get anything back), or obtain and learn to use a "forensic file recovery" package. I've used one of those, several years ago, to recover data from a hard disk with head impact damage (computer fell about 1.5 meters on ...


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That Temp folder is about as close to a free-for-all as you're going to get on Windows. By default the "Users" group of the PC have full control of it, so you can't trust it to be in any expected state. The only answer is to alter your installer to ensure it's applying the permissions it needs to the folders it's creating, instead of depending on (possibly ...


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Never trust a failing drive with data you care about. Your drive is failing. By the time chkdsk starts reporting bad sectors, your drive has exhausted all of the reserve sectors it came from the factory with to deal with the small number of "normal" sector failures that occur in otherwise healthy drives. However, once the reserves are depleted, trouble is ...


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The particular device you need to mount will vary depending on how the machine is set up, both based on what kind of drive it is and how it is partitioned. It's probably of the format /dev/sda1, where "a" changes for different disks, and the number changes for different partitions on the disk. You can just try and see what it will successfully mount as ntfs ...


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My first starting point is usually the /proc file system: # cat /proc/partitions major minor #blocks name 2 0 4 fd0 8 0 58615704 sda 8 1 102400 sda1 8 2 25600000 sda2 8 3 5120000 sda3 8 4 27791360 sda4 8 16 488386584 sdb 8 17 488385536 sdb1 Often you ...


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The sectors of your disk are like this: 0123456789 First time you got number 5. Second time maybe number 4 o 6. And so on! Your disk is going bad: backup all data and replace it. Never trust a disk with bad sectors!



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