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 Post subject: Hard Drive Showing space is consumed but without content
PostPosted: July 14th, 2019, 2:49 
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Dear All,

I am writing this post to seek help to address the issue I am facing with one of the drives I am using. I have a partition of 27.5GB and it is showing only 17.4 GB space is free inside the partition, however when I open the partition it looks empty. Not able to figure where the data went missing. Have done the basic of hide/unhide files feature of Windows, but all in vain.

Any kind of help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Screenshots enclosed. I am referring to D: drive partition.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive Showing space is consumed but without content
PostPosted: July 14th, 2019, 3:38 
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It is showing empty/consumed space by bitmap , but actual data/files showing by MFT (MasterFatTable). It seems bitmap is ok, but MFT corrupted by any reason (logical, bad sectors, etc..). Run any data recovery software and you will see data in there, or if it hang, than unreadable sectors occured.

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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive Showing space is consumed but without content
PostPosted: July 14th, 2019, 9:24 
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Little Master wrote:
Dear All,

I am writing this post to seek help to address the issue I am facing with one of the drives I am using. I have a partition of 27.5GB and it is showing only 17.4 GB space is free inside the partition, however when I open the partition it looks empty. Not able to figure where the data went missing. Have done the basic of hide/unhide files feature of Windows, but all in vain.

Any kind of help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Screenshots enclosed. I am referring to D: drive partition.


Might be Hidden

you may run this command from dos prompt and see if it shows any folder: [b]dir f:/a:h[/b]

if its there then run this: attrib f:/*.* -s -h -r

and you are done

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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive Showing space is consumed but without content
PostPosted: July 14th, 2019, 10:22 
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Hi,

I tried this method "attrib f:/*.* -s -h -r" but it gave me access denied error.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive Showing space is consumed but without content
PostPosted: July 14th, 2019, 14:45 
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Little Master wrote:
Hi,

I tried this method "attrib f:/*.* -s -h -r" but it gave me access denied error.


Of course, if you're working with d: then the f: in the above command should be changed to d:

Also, when you start command prompt, make sure you right-click and select "run as administrator".

You can also see what happens when you turn on "show hidden files" in folder options, which will do the same thing as the command you're trying to run.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive Showing space is consumed but without content
PostPosted: July 14th, 2019, 18:00 
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einstein9 wrote:
you may run this command from dos prompt and see if it shows any folder: [b]dir f:/a:h[/b]

if its there then run this: attrib f:/*.* -s -h -r

Use a backslash (\) instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive Showing space is consumed but without content
PostPosted: July 15th, 2019, 4:14 
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fzabkar wrote:
einstein9 wrote:
you may run this command from dos prompt and see if it shows any folder: [b]dir f:/a:h[/b]

if its there then run this: attrib f:/*.* -s -h -r

Use a backslash (\) instead.


Thnx for the correction :wink:

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