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#1 omgwuthaveidun

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:51 PM

So i was betatesting a game that was crashing alot...one of the fixes posted on their boards was to move the My Documents folder to a seperate FAT32 formatted partition...which i did...on my flashdrive. Everything was fine..the game was running good and all was well.....until i forgot and formatted my flashdrive just now.

So, My documents is gone...poof....and although im not worried about the files that were lost, as i keep most media files on a seperate storage drive...i do need the file structure of the folders restored...can i just recreate the folders? what is the correct pathname for the My Documents folder in win7? also, what other folders are contained within?

-ANY suggestions advice greatly appreciated!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:50 PM

Recuva is a great tool for recovering deleted files or files on formatted partitions (I've used it for deleted files, but I haven't yet tried it on a formatted partition. The software supports it, I just haven't tried it yet).

Just make sure you don't put anything on that flash drive until you recover the files. And don't recover the files to the same drive they are being recovered from. You risk overwriting other yet unrecovered files.
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