okie im faced with a dilemma, 4-6 months ago i moved my entire 30+ or so gigs of to an external drive, this drive was a drive i was using previously as my primary hd of my 2nd to last install of windows xp.
-a little background on this.
the drive was primary, it had 3 partitions on it: C: for windows D: for audio programs & sample bin E: for data dump some weird problem occured and i couldnt figure out what to do, it wouldnt let me boot any windows dvds or cds with my cd or dvd drive, but i could run knoppix an look at everything, and even transfer stuff but i didnt have anywhere to put all the data. so being lazy i just let it sit, it sat for about 5 months, i didnt need the samples because i had all my coveted samples already in RNS modules. so finally i got a 300gig and i made it the primary drive. i opted to just leave the samples on the other drive, that i put in an external enclosure. so i started bringing my mydocuments and various other things over to the new install so i could turn the drive into 1 partition again, that isnt exactly finished yet becuase of the amount of shit ive collected. i did however decide to do away with the windows directory, but then for the longest time i would get errrors from recycle bin saying you cant delete GAC because directory is not empty, and then i noticed something strange.
at the time i was using a new folder for a bunch of new samples i recorded an it just became my samples folder i was working in for quite a bit.
one day i went looking for it an it was gone. i thought oh F***!! i deleted it while i was real stoned cleaning up my archive.
an then i noticed all my folders incased in brackets are gone!!
an so on…
i was doing that because having the brackets makes them stay at the top
i opened up wavelab5 becuase i remembered that i was using it the night before, an to my surprise the data and folder was chillin like nothing happened. so then i went to the explorerer address bar an typed yada[new] an it magically appeared.
well i didnt do what i was supposed to do an copy everything off the drive.
an then recentally the main folder (Sound) and all its contents VANISHED!?!?
so i made a new folder called (Sound) thinking it would register with the tables an it would see everything, well it didnt. an now i cant figure out how to get anything out.
until now i have been putting it off for a couple weeks thinking that the answer will display itself, either by me having an epiphany, or someone coming along that has already had the same problem.
im pretty sure that the partition table must be messed up but i havent done anything about it thinking that theres a good possibility that whatever way i choose to fix it with, could also obliterate and scramble the data. also if i just tried to undelete it i would probably not be able to save any of the names and i would have a huge amount of un named data to sift through.
so im very hesitant to do anything unless i feel sure the route i take will be a success.
anyone have any other options?