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Lost folder

by Siloe89 / February 4, 2013 7:13 PM PST

my mother was working with her documents, when one of her folders containing around 1000 images disappeared. I tried to find the folder as well as the images in it without any success. The box "show hidden folders" is checked. I tried even Recuva to scan the recycle bin - nothing. Now I am running the Recuva's deep scan, but I doubt it helps. Does anyone have an idea about what could have happened with that folder?

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Re: folder disappeared
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 7:26 PM PST
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If you can't find it, it might be a good idea to help your mother setting up a good backup scheme. As we say here, you only lose what you didn't backup.

1000 images is 1 to 2 GB. A folder with 1.5 GB isn't too difficult to find use TREESIZE FREE (free download). But that only works if she didn't press shift-delete by accident.


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RE: Luck, Back-up, Files Gone Forever
by Mymom6678 / February 4, 2013 10:18 PM PST
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Ooh. Bad luck my friend. If you did not find it, even on recycle bins, then it's basically incinerated or deleted with a DELETE button. I guess your mother had pressed something that caused a chain reaction to delete that folder. There are also some malware that deletes files or corrupts them or, hides them.

Ooh. Good luck my friend. If you have a back-up, use it. It is better next time to create a back-up in case a nuke blew and part of your files are gone. If you have a back-up, load it, although I would think that it is not "up-to-date" and may not have the complete files because it is an earlier backup.

If a nuke really blew and destructed most of your files, it's basically hopeless without a back-up. There are programs that help search lost files. Pressing Shift+Delete will incinerate files. Incinerating files is different from deleting files. Deleted files can be recovered, while an incinerated file is history. Gone forever without a backup.

Mymom6678 - Junior Answerer - Good Luck Dude!! Wink

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