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    Partition Drive D becomes folder

    Hello folks

    Running Vista, My drive is partitioned C & D.

    After a virus knockout, I tried to restore a backup from D using Acronis, but that failed saying corrupt partition

    I then re-installed Vista. Now when I try to read my D drive from my computer, it shows up not as a drive, but as an empty folder.

    If I run Acronis and log on to the D drive I can then see all the files.

    I am therefore unable to access any of the files in the normal way.

    I noticed in disk manager the drive shows as (D) (D) while C shows as (C).

    Hope there is a fix for this

    Thanks
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    Yes, backup programs like Acronis do compress and hide backups. So they do not get damaged.

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    Is there a way to retrieve the files from the drive?

    The Drive shows as two Ds, but when I click on it, says empty folder.

    Tried UBCD, it showed the files, I copied them to another disk, but when I try to open them in vista, they show blank. Same thing happens when I do it with Acronis.
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    Problem solved.

    Somehow the files became hidden, don't know how but I managed to show them and all is well now.
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    Most computer sysrem come set to hide certain files. So you have to set it to show hidden files, because I sure can see and browse my 80 some GB backup.

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