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I lost files between user accounts. Any help?


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#1 Derpeder

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:04 PM

Okay lets see if I can explain this good enough.

I lost a folder full of files and cannot find them anywhere on the computer.

I decided that I wanted the folder of files on a different user account so I created a new user account (B) we'll call my main user account A.

I was logged into user A and through mycomputer-cdrive-users I dumped all the files onto the desktop of user B.

User B was already logged into so I switched users and all my files were there. I worked on them for about an hour or so and saved all my changes.

When I logged off User B the computer said something like User Account did not Shut down correctly (or something similar).

Next time I logged into User Account B nothing was there. Just a blank desktop and it went through the whole entire start up process when you create a new account.

I tried a system restore, but that did not work. It did not restore all my files. Whats weird is that I had sent a few files that I no longer needed to the trash while logged into User B (new account). Even though everything had been deleted off of the desktop the files I put in the recycling bin were still there.

I need to try and recover those files. Anyone have any advice?

Edited by Derpeder, 10 September 2010 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:36 PM

Hi Derpeder, Welcome to bleepingcomputer. Try this Recuva

http://filehippo.com/download_recuva/

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:16 PM

I downloaded it and tried, but no luck. I tried other file recovery programs but I've never found the files.

I'm in the process of doing a deep recovery with recuva right now which can take a while but i'm doubtful.

Anyone else have any tips I can try?




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