diskeeper is one of the better defraggers and has been in the biz for 20+ years. xp's built-in defragger is based on an early version of diskeeper and they make versions for servers also. so diskeeper is a good product.
did you allow diskeeper to finish completely (no powering off in the middle)? diskeeper won't attempt a defrag if it detects file system corruption, but it can provoke corruption if certain key areas of your disk/fat are flaky.
i'd contact diskeeper before you do anything.
I defraged my very fragmented drive using a "free" program that I think was named Diskeeper 2007. It got the drive down from 32% fragmented to 5%. When I rebooted it told me it would run chkdsk. It didn't tell me it would destroy all my data connections making the drive inoperable and leaving me with six folders out of many. I did not touch the drive. I disconnected it and attached it as a slave to this machine I'm on now.
It was a 74 gig drive runing XP Home and it had 40 gig written to it.
Using the demo of DataRecoveryWizardProfessionalDemo I have over 694,000 files and 187 gigabytes. (that is not a typo).
Is it that zipped/compressed files were unzipped/decompressed when found? I did have 30 gig of songs on that drive that I backed up and deleted prior to defragmenting so perhapsit is finding them also. But I don't understand why it found data greater than the size of the drive.
I use an e-mail program named Foret Agent. I have written to them and asked for the name of the file that would have saved the e-mails. I would also like to get my bookmarks from MS Explorer.
Do I need to purchase the program to accomplish this? I don't mind buying it, but I can live without the other files and re-install. It's my e-mails that are most important to me and would gladly pay for the program to get them back.
Does this sound like much of the data should be recoverable?
Thanks in advance,