Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could offer some help on this problem:
The other day, against my better judgement, I was writing some files of mine (Photoshop ® and Paintshop Pro ® image files, mostly graphic art created by myself) to a cd via UDF Packet Cd, bundled with Ce-Quadrat To Go! (Anyone remember this program? 1997 Vintage, I think!).
Anyway, this seemed to copy fine, until I tried to read the cd later, and it said something about the last copy process not being completed, and would I like to continue mounting the CD. I chose yes, but the CD would not read.
Fine, I thought, I’ll copy the files to another backup CD from HD later on. The next day, I departed on holiday only to find on my return that my flatmate had totally wrecked my computer. It looks like he downloaded a virus or something similar and it totally corrupted both my FAT’s on my hard disk.
Ok, I thought. I had to format the hard drive, but I had done it a hundred times before, no problem.
Until I realised, the packet CD with the files was corrupted and the files on the hard disk were wiped. (Usually I am good at backing up and careful to do so, but it is always when you forget or make a mistake that something goes wrong!)
So, the data is on the damaged CD, around 600 MB worth, but the TOC or whatever the UDF system uses is corrupted or incomplete. I can’t access any data on the Cd, it just asks me if I want to continue mounting, but it is the same result - blasted blue screen. But I know the data is there somewhere!
I post this problem only because I have lost about 200 hours (maybe more) work in this blunder, and some of it I was to include in my graphic art folio for university! This obviously has drastic consequences if I am unable to recover it!
So, if anyone who has had a similar problem or someone who knows how to get some/all of this lost data back, I would be most appreciative of any input at all, no matter how obscure.
I did do a search on the forums, but couldn’t really find a good answer for this particular problem.
PLEASE HELP! I AM DESPERATE!!
(Thanks for the great site guys!)
Damon Williams (A.K.A. Action-Dam)
Hope this is the right area for this particular question!
Sorry for my verbosity