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Retrieve deleted files


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#1 frankc123

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 04:04 PM

Somehow deleted half my word documents in windows 7.  Google search gave me instructions that got me nowhere.  Is there an easy way to find them?  Or, I have my back-up on a flash drive but don't know to retrieve anything.  Help and thanks.

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 04:45 PM

What makes you think that files have been deleted?

 

Why only word files?

 

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 06:24 PM

What makes you think that files have been deleted?

 

Why only word files?

 

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I went into Documents to edit a certain doc and couldn't find it.  So I looked through the whole folder and saw many were missing...the only conclusion I could come to was 'deleted'.  (Louis, please be aware that there's a degenerative disease in the front part of my brain, i.e., I lose a little more smarts every day, so if you still want to help me please be patient.)



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:16 AM

Not a problem :).

 

Try this, as a first step.

 

Using the Windows Search function....type *.doc and hit Enter.

 

This should bring up all .doc files on the system, regardless of location.

 

Look through the results and see if your missing documents are listed.

 

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