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Wiped free disk space on HDD, now the drive is inaccessible.


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I used CCleaner's Wipe Free Space option on my HDD, and now Windows tells me it can't access the drive.

This was a huge HDD, lots of files and info I don't want to lose.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Interesting that it caused the drive file system to become RAW.

You can use a 3rd disk partition tool that can convert RAW to NTFS - don't know if it's a free feature in them or not though:
https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=convert+RAW+to+NTFS

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Note that you may need to use a recovery tool first just in case the converting causes file loss.

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what is with the disk management?

can you right-click on the raw-drive?

properties -> tools -> errorchecking (or how it named in english)

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This option checks the drive for file system errors.

can this work?

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Ccleaner-->System-Requirements; Ccleaner FAQ´s; Ccleaner builds; Scheduling Ccleaner Free

 

Es ist möglich, keine Fehler zu machen und dennoch zu verlieren. Das ist kein Zeichen von Schwäche. Das ist das Leben -> "Picard"

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No Trium that won't work. Back in the WinXP era it was extremely easy to fix by booting into Recovery Console, nowadays with Win10 I believe a 3rd party partition recovery tool has to be used.

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