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#1 xSoulO

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

I had this folder full of text documents but now it seems to have disappeared. I can't use system restore because i recently erased all the restore points. I've tried using recuva as well. Anyone have any suggestions?



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:53 PM

You probably dragged it somewhere by mistake using Windows Explorer. Do a search for it.

My mom does it all the time.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:11 AM

I've already done that as well



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:00 AM

When you did the Windows Search for the missing folder, did you select the option to search Hidden folders?  I'm assuming you looked in the Recycle Bin?  I can't think of any reason a folder would just disappear unless it was permanently deleted or accidentally drug to another folder as mentioned by X.  

If you remember the file names of any of the documents within the folder, you could try a Search for the file name.  Maybe you are not remembering the exact name of the folder so a file might be easier to find.

 

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:23 AM

Yes, I've done all of that. It's not in the recycle bin and I haven't emptied that in weeks. The folder was still there a few days ago and recuva didn't find it so I'm sure I didn't delete it. The folder was just named np and the files were named other acronyms so they're easy to remember. 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

Everything Search Engine - http://www.voidtools.com/

 

WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html

 

Above tools may be useful.

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:40 AM

Just tried those. Still can't find the folder or files.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

Instead of looking for the folder look into the list of Recent Documents. If there’s a file name in there that should be in the folder you are looking for, see if you can open it

--- If it opens, search it’s properties to find the folder it’s in

 

Another way is to use your Search function is to look for documents in that folder on a certain day or days in which you know they were there. For example, you can look for word documents by typing in *.doc or whatever extension your word documents use. You will most likely get a pretty long list; arrange the list alphabetically to make it easier for you to find whatever documents are in the folder you cannot find.

--- Naturally you can do the search for a different document style, just choose what makes sense to you

 

When you use your search function are you selecting All Files and Folders?

--- I’ve seen people use Documents (Word processing, spreadsheet, etc) and for some reason it didn’t work






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