Accessing files - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2004, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6
Default Accessing files


Anyone know if it's possible to access files in a partition with no recognizable file system? I had a computer meltdown and took it in to a shop but they weren't recovery experts and though they told me they could do it... they couldn't. I got it back with one drive and instead of the unpartitioned space I'd sent it away with I now had an extended dos partition. I couldn't access that space and since my only other option is format I thought I'd instead do a little tinkering and created a logical partition. I can now see the drive at least but it's telling me it has no recognizable file system. I know those files are there as it's telling me it's 60% in use I just need to know if there's any way I can retrieve them or should I just give up and reformat. Thanks.


Cat is offline  
Old 10-19-2004, 04:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 309
Send a message via Yahoo to sippin codeine

Sounds like you need to do a format. I've done that too many times
in the past, now since i have 2 partitions if something goes wrong i just format the partition that the operating system is on, and pull all data i want to save to D:\

**[System specs]**

Delphi Enterprise 6 - 7
VB 6.0 - 2005 EE
sippin codeine is offline  
Old 10-19-2004, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,258

there is a linux OS called Knoppix. It's a bootable CDrom that will in most cases allow you to find what is on the disc. Now if the FS is NTFS, you can copy the files off, but don't expect to be able to use that partition after that. Knoppic will get you into the hdd. It's pretty easy to use so you should give it a try...
Inaris is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.