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My files corrupted after Dual Boot

    Question

  • My PC has 2 Storage drive:

    • 256GB SSD (for OSes)

    • 1TB HDD (1 drive at all that hosts all my files).

    I installed Windows 10 1903 and MX Linux beside each other on SSD storage yesterday.

    I was using MX Linux for a day. Today I booted the system to Windows 10 and saw some of my files' size in HDD is 0KB! Came back to Linux and saw the files' size are same at MX Linux.

    After some checks in Windows, I realized that my HDD drive's capacity decreased. This is what I saw in Windows Disk Management:

    https://i.imgur.com/3V7MtwS.png (open image for see details)

    I removed both of MX Linux and Windows 10 and installed only Windows 10 because I thought the problem is because of the GPT/MBR issue.

    But the problem is here yet.

    After some search on internet, I realized that this disk became "Dynamic". Some of the Apps such as "Partition Wizard" restore "Dynamic" to "Basic" without losing files. But I'm not sure about this, especially for 0KB files. Maybe needed to restore 0KB files before converting.

    My files are very critical to me. PLZ help


    • Edited by DrMorteza Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:18 PM
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:15 PM

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  • Hi DrMorteza,

    I'm not sure if I can understand your situation.
    From your screenshot, Disk2 (including two partitions: drive E and F) seems to be not bad. Could you explain what is corrupted or wrong?  

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- https://ssl01.rocketnet.jp/hokusosha.com/default.html

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:44 AM
  • Hi DrMorteza,

    I'm not sure if I can understand your situation.
    From your screenshot, Disk2 (including two partitions: drive E and F) seems to be not bad. Could you explain what is corrupted or wrong?  

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- https://ssl01.rocketnet.jp/hokusosha.com/default.html

    https://imgur.com/3kPapFA

    Some of my critical files in HDD has been 0KB.


    Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:03 AM
  • Hi DrMorteza,

    I'm afraid that corrupting some files (size = zero) causes from other than dual-booting.  If dual-booting can corrupt files, why aren't all files corrupted (why only some files)?
    Was "Backup1.tar" OK before dual-boot? 

    Regards,


    Ashidacchi -- https://ssl01.rocketnet.jp/hokusosha.com/default.html

    Monday, June 10, 2019 12:13 AM
  • Hi DrMorteza,

    I'm afraid that corrupting some files (size = zero) causes from other than dual-booting.  If dual-booting can corrupt files, why aren't all files corrupted (why only some files)?
    Was "Backup1.tar" OK before dual-boot? 

    Regards,


    Ashidacchi -- https://ssl01.rocketnet.jp/hokusosha.com/default.html

    Yes. It was OK.

    about 2% of my files has been 0KB ! They was OK before.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:37 AM
  • Hi DrMorteza,

    I have a several PC multi booted (Windows + Windows + Linux, etc) and have never experienced problems like yours.  So I think your issue must cause from other than dual-boot. 
    Please find some common phenomena about corrupted files such they have the same extension (e.g. *.rar), have the same time-stamp, or they are all in the same folder.  

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- https://ssl01.rocketnet.jp/hokusosha.com/default.html


    • Edited by Ashidacchi Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:40 AM
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:33 AM