How do I make sense of retrieved data that was corrupted?

By wojci028 ·
I recently had an acquaintance help me out of a bind. My entire drive was corrupted, and he managed to "save" my data. However, I hooked up the drive that he put the retrieved data on only to find that it isn't in any sort of useful format at all. There are ~15,000 folders containing some 85,000 files, none of which have a name. Is there some way to make use of this data? Or did I just get a pile of junk taking up space on my drive?

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Well it depends on what you have actually got

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How do I make sense of re ...

Some Data Recovery Applications can not use the same names as you used but they are capable of saving lost files/folders under different names.

When this happens you need to go through every File and rename if it's good or delete if it's incomplete.

Here it all depends on what you have and what was used.


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