Did you look in the recycle bin?
Are you sure you didn't by accident move the folder into some other folder?
Did you search that hard drive for files you know that were in that folder? If the whole folder is moved, this is a perfect way to find it.
Did you notice a sudden drop in used space on the drive (or a sudden increase in free space)? If not, the files probably still are there.
If everything fails and you don't have a backup of these file, this might be a lesson about the necessity of making it.
I have a Seagate GoFlex 1TB drive that has been connected to my Dell Optiplex 755 Vista Business computer for over 1 year. I do backups to the drive but I also keep certain files and folders on the drive that are separate from the backups.
Never had a single problem until a short while ago. I went home with everything fine. I came back the next day and 1 file folder was missing. Everything else was there except for this 1 folder.
Now the folder contained numerous sub-folders and files so they are all missing. Not a trace.
From time to time I have had USB drives die or lose their mind and never had a problem recovering the data. I have used OnTrack and other software programs in the past and have usually found and recovered everything.
So I took the drive off the computer and opened the case, pulled the drive out and connected it to my computer at home.
I used Ontrack Pro to look through the drive and did not find any trace of the folder. Nothing.
So I tried other software programs and nothing, nada. Where has this folder gone? I mean vanished without a single trace on the drive and yet everything else is exactly as it has been for over a year.
If you can provide and help on what I may be able to do about this situation I would be extremely grateful.
Any help appreciated.
Thank you for your help in advance