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Moving Folders and recovering files


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#1 bleeker33

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:17 AM

Hi all, first post here, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

I had a folder on my laptop called 'Holiday photos', within this folder I had a number of sub-folders, ie - Spain, Florida, Canada etc.

 

Before moving to a new computer I was cleaning up my laptop and deleted one of these sub-folders, (Canada) from the 'Holiday photos' folder accidentally.

 

I moved the 'Holidays photos' folder to my external hard drive (minus the 'Canada' sub-folder), then moved the 'Holidays photos' folder to my new computer. At this point I realised I'd accidentally deleted my 'Canada' folder.

 

My question is, is there anyway to recover my 'Canada' folder on my new computer? Is there any trace of it still remaining in the 'Holidays folder' or since it was moved out of here, is it lost forever? I don't have access to my old laptop so getting it back from there is impossible.

 

I've recreated the move and attached an image to hopefully make my question easier to understand.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:45 AM

Do not use the computer any more than is absolutely necessary until you recover the photo's

Each use increases the chance that the system will overwrite the area that contains these files - making recovery more difficult, if not impossible.

Even surfing the web affects this - as the temporary files are generated in free space on the disk - which is also where the picture files might be now.

 

Start by running the free analysis tool from http://www.runtime.org

It is free to analyze your system - but you'll have to pay if you want to use it to recover it.
I suggest using this just to see what you can recover - then you can choose the software to use after you know.

Lot's of people like Recuva.  It's a free recovery software (available from here:  https://www.piriform.com/recuva )

A more powerful (but still free) tool is PC Inpsector (available here:  http://www.pcinspector.de/Default.htm?language=1 ).  I last used it a long time ago - and it was very difficult to use.

I myself prefer the http://www.runtime.org software - and have owned it for many years (about $80 or more).


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