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Folder lost by cutting and trying to paste into a different user account

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#1 Hulbywan


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Posted 18 October 2008 - 06:07 AM


My Mum tried to cut a folder out of another user account and to paste it into hers, but pasting didn't work, and when she went back into the other user account and tried to paste it back, it didn't work. Has this information been lost forever, or is it stored somewhere that we can retrieve it? We're very keen to retrieve these documents, so any help anyone can offer would be much appreciated.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:59 AM

I know when you cut and paste documents it's saved to the Clipboard. Not too sure about a folder
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:40 PM

Usually if it cannot be pasted to the destination it will return back to the origin. Ive had this happen before.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 02:56 PM

try doing an unindexed search of the hard drive(s) of the files you need using both accounts and the admin account.
I'm a little bit unsure of how to use the Windows search program since I hardly ever use it, but make sure that it's set up to
search the hard drives for all file types, hidden, and system, and everything else.

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