I have a 32GB pendrive that ive had for quite a while and that always worked without problems but today I just plugged it in to realize that the pen drive had lost his name(was just showing "F:" without any name-- it had a name before) and also that when I opened it, it was showing like if it was empty.However if I right click on it, it clearly show that my files are there(only 110mb free space).I looked up a bit online and tried the command line method:
with the Windows CMD in my pendrive( f: ) I did
attrib *.* -r -h -s /d /s
wich created a FOUND.000 folder of a size of 29GB on the pen drive with 9633 .CHK file in it... I then found a little program (called unCHK) wich as I understood "rebuild" the CHK files together to result as the actual file. I started the process wich was taking forever, it failed because after 1% done, the folder that was outputting the "rebuilt" files in it was already of a size of 120GB??? So my hard drive was full..So this utility is, I guess, almost impossible to use unless you have a crazy size hard drive to output your files on... plus getting to 1% took almost an hour + so getting to 100% would take like 4 days non stop..So now I am wondering if somebody would have a solution to recover these files, I have no idea what happened I did nothing wrong with that pen drive I have no idea of what happened.
EDIT: Ive found another software(freeware) called Chk-Back--dont want to do any advertisment--wich was way faster and seemed more up to date than unCHK. I was able to recover a good part of my files(not 100% of them--some where in "uncommon" format, well format that the Chk-back software didnt know, so these were not recovered)