Need help with renamed files and folder structure after recovery

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After upgrading to Win 10 anniversary ed, I noticed that I had 2 hard driver issues. One drive was having partition issues and the other was missing folders. It was easy enough to fix the partition issue with one drive but the other one was missing files and a slight chance of missing folders but, it the top folder structure looks intact to the best of my recollection.

I used Parted Magic and Photorec to recover my files and check the drive health of the drive with missing files. After the recovery, the files appeared in 4 folder with strange names and with no apparent pattern to the organization. My question is, is there a way to recover those file names or make sense of the naming convention of the files recovered? It's about 2k+ files so manually going through them seems impractical.

Other notes that may be of importance:

     1. The drive's in good condition. I even used a long drive diagnostic to confirm. No idea what happened.

     2. Reverting to the previous version of windows only fixes the issue with the partition of the one drive but not the other drive with missing files.

     3. The drive is still untouched so if there's another recovery software that I can try that will also restore file names, please suggest. The drive seems largely intact.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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i had the same thing many years ago....

in the owrst case, you could rename all your music files and folder easily (if they were tagged)

and the picture-photo files (if they had exif) : it is easy to group them by exif info (like the day date or hour date).


good luck

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