Computer Help forum

Question

Cut directory, files are lost

by hknebel / March 27, 2015 2:36 AM PDT

I tried to cut a directory with files and paste it to another drive. After paste, there is a directory with the given name, but it is empty, no files. Searching for deleted files in the original and the new location gives no results. This problem can be recreated on my PC, but it works on other PCs. I use a AMD 8core PC with Win8.1, 64bit with all updates available. Any ideas where the files can be? I understand "cut" means to mark the files "delete", but they still need to be there as deleted files and should be recoverable.....i can find no trace of any file.
Thanks for any hint
Horst

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Cut directory, files are lost
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Cut directory, files are lost
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Clarification Request
Duplicate posting?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2015 2:53 AM PDT

In short, COPY and paste.

Collapse -
Yes, duplicate post.
by hknebel / March 28, 2015 11:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Duplicate posting?

The first post did not give a clear status, so i posted again.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Re: cut directory
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 28, 2015 11:58 PM PDT

As Bob says, you shouldn't do that: cut and paste. Not even files.
There are free and paid programs that do some undelete. For example Recuva. Those programs are your only change to recover them, if you don't have a backup.

Kees

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!