Windows 10: Scan and Fix It Made it Worse. How to Undo?

  1.    08 May 2017 #1

    Scan and Fix It Made it Worse. How to Undo?

    I connected a micro SD via USB to my win10 computer and it said there was a problem with the drive - scan and fix it?

    And I stupidly said 'yes' upon which it proceeded to destroy something like 300 images or more.

    Since then I put another one in and got the same message. This time I did not say 'yes'. I took a look instead and everything is fine. The pics on that one are there and readable and copyable. Nothing wrong.

    Is there any chance of getting back these destroyed images? Would it have been an index it destroyed rather than the files?

    And would the advice be to shun using this 'scan and fix it' thing?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    08 May 2017 #2

    You can try the free version of Minitool Power Data Recovery. As long as you have less than 1 GB of data to recover you might be able to get it all using that tool. But recovery is always a crapshoot and/or hit-or-miss, so while you may get some of your images back, you may not get them all.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    08 May 2017 #3

    Hmm. Thanks for that. Unfortunately it doesn't see the USB drive.


    I wonder what's wrong with Windows that it claims a drive has problems at the same time as displaying everything on it correctly and using it as normal?

    And then I wonder what it does to 'fix' the drive that loses all our data?

    To whom could one ask these questions? Microsoft I guess. Do they have open avenue for that or the task of interfacing with 4 billion people on the planet forces them to choke it off?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. thekelt's Avatar
    Posts : 38
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit 1703 Bld 15063.138
       08 May 2017 #4

    Are you familiar with Piriform's Recuva software, or Macecraft jv16 Powertools? Recuva has a free version and pretty good, if it can read the drive. If you can see the drive in Explorer then it should work if there is anything to recover. jv16 has a fully functional free trail up to 60 days. I haven't used their file recover option but overall is a super toolbox if you know what you are doing. You can subscribe for as low as $22.95/year if you like it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    08 May 2017 #5

    I have Recuva. It couldn't see the drive.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. thekelt's Avatar
    Posts : 38
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit 1703 Bld 15063.138
       08 May 2017 #6

    abrogard said: View Post
    I have Recuva. It couldn't see the drive.
    In that case, it seems the fat table has been destroyed. The pics might still be on the disk and be recoverable but will need expert attention. Does the drive show up at all as a drive letter? Might need some good partitioning software like Paragon to look at it and see if there are any possibilities.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    08 May 2017 #7

    Yes. I've got hex workshop. I'll see what I can do with it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Hello all, So, I updated to Win 10 three weeks ago. All was fine until my system froze yesterday evening. I did a hard reboot, but after the initial Win 10 loading screen I got a blue loading screen that blinked endlessly like it was having a...
Greetings all, In connection with my job, I have several insurance companies asking me to send scanned documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). My Brother Printer Control Center Fax-Scan software is not yet compatible with Windows10, even...
I have an Epson WF-2510 multifunction printer. I had trouble with the scanner as it originally couldn't be found even though printer driver found it OK. I managed to set the port to correct IP and then scan worked. The preview showed OK and the...
How to undo restore in Backup and Restore
I was having an issue with writing files, games were not saving. I made the bone headed move to do a restore back to old build and this did not work. I could not make or edit any files in documents, only folders. I think the issue is because...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:29.
Find Us