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Where Are Files From Last 30 Days?


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#1 nanllyn

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:26 AM

My computer crashed this evening. I am using Win MCE and I have had lots of
problems since upgrading to MCE. I have 2 hard drives, one of them is
partitioned into 2 drives. I usually save my emails, docs, photos, etc on
the hard drive that is not partioned and does not contain windows.
Now, for my question. My computer crashed and when I started it up it said
my windows was corrupt. It would not start so I tried to repair windows, no
good. So I did an install of windows(not reformatting drive or anything).
When it started back up, it looked like all my files were in tact except that
I'm missing the last 30 days. I have all my files 30 days prior and anything
I did today. My emails are the same way, I have all my emails from 9/6/06
and before but not after except for the ones today. Where did the 30 days
go? And more importantly, is there a way to find the files? I'm mostly
concerned about photos, docs and emails. Any changes made to my computer I
don't care too much about. Once I find everything(if possible) I will back
them up and reformat and start a fresh install of windows.
Thanks for your help.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:49 AM

Have you tried doing a Search, for the missing files?
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 11:46 AM

Assuming these are on the second hard drive, it is unlikely they have disappeared. Have you made sure all files are unhidden, have you checked to be sure the dates saved have not changed?
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 12:23 PM

Thanks for the response. Yes, I have searched for the files. I've looked under .jpg for the photos and .msp & .pst files. I've also told it to look in hidden files. Are there any other extension they might be under that I could look?
Also since we are on the subject. Is there a good program(free if possible) that will continually make a backup of My Documents, as well as Outlooke emails. Something that maybe does it on the fly or every day. This has happened a couple of times now and I don't know where they are disappearing or why my backups are not showing on my second hard drive. I do burn they periodically to save them but that is maybe once a month or so and I'm duplicating and wasting so many discs.
Thanks so much for your help.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:25 PM

While I don't have a solution for your missing files - there are solutions for backups.

First, you can try RAID 1 - this makes a mirror copy of your hard drive on another hard drive. But, if it's the Windows drive - then Windows can crash both drives.

Next, you can use various synchronizing programs. The most common (that I know of) is the Microsoft Sync Toy (don't remember the URL).

Or, you can use a free backup utility, such as SyncBack or Cobian to schedule frequent backups.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:04 PM

Well I thought I had back up the photos. I'm really mad at myself because they were my son's graduation from Army basic and some other photos of him that can't be replaced. I just can't find them on either drive. I don't understand what happened to them at all, because I had backed them up just in case something like this happened. Makes no sense to me what so ever.
Thanks for the suggestions on the backup progs. I will definitely look into that as I don't want this to happen again.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:57 AM

The search has to be for *.jpg, not jpg.

Run the search on all drives and partitions.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:25 AM

You may want to see if this free file recovery program gives you any results: http://www.pcinspector.de/
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