How do you recover a partition or drive that has almost all files at 0KB?
I was a fool and did not backup and lost costly files after some virus or malware must of been able to achive in making almost all my files in the system partition into 0kb files. It happened after my Kaspersky AV subscription had ended a couple weeks back . I had to do a fast reinstall on another HD to keep running. My last recourse that I know of is to seek the service of these data recovery businesses that charge an insane amount and I need more options before I go down that wallet hungry route.
The best thing from all of this is that I was smart enough to create a partition for the system drive so the damage didn't leak to any other partition or drive. As far as I know I have never experienced an infection that went beyond the system drive or partition.