Get ready for the mods and members mandate. "We only lose what we don't backup". That said, try a Linux distro to try and find them. Other route is drivesavers.com (expensive).
PS. Try Recuva (free).
I allowed the Windows Update Assistant to do the latest update - BIG MISTAKE. It deleted my pictures, start page, favorites, bookmarks, wiped out my restore points, and the list goes on and on. It was 'supposed' to be easy to roll everything back, I can not figure out how to get my stuff back.