My 15GB backup USB drive somehow got “corrupted” such that a “chkdsk /f E:” on WinXP removed the file allocation table
(or whatever) making the NTFS drive appear empty.
I tried Windows Recuva freeware to recover the files, and it has been working for 24 hours; but it has dumped about
65,000 files into a separate flat Windows directory. http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/12892041/img/12892041.jpg
Since none of the files were deleted or written over, is there a method on Linux that will simply recover the missing file allocation directory structure instead of dumping a hundred thousand files into a single directory?