how do i recover files

September 18, 2018 at 13:05:16
Specs: Windows 10
I am trying to recover a word document that in the file recovery window says the shortcut to the file has been changed or moved

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#1
September 18, 2018 at 13:22:00
It seems to be saying it is just the "shortcut to the file" that has gone missing. Have you searched for the file name - maybe it just moved somewhere else?

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#2
September 18, 2018 at 13:30:09
when I search - and I have searched everywhere - the file comes up but under type it says shortcut .. so the file is pointing to a shortcut - which does not seem to exist. crazy thing is I saved it on the 10th and then opened it on the 14th … and now it is gone ..


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#3
September 18, 2018 at 15:03:10
I assume this file is on the hard drive not a pen drive (there is a virus that causes files to be come shortcuts on pen drives)?

Have you put .doc or .docx after the file name in Search (depending which type it is)? Note the dot before doc or docx.

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#4
September 18, 2018 at 15:07:22
hi!

I have spent several hours looking in all the different places (yes, it is on the hard drive) as well as hidden files. I think I must have somehow opened this through a web browser and lost it somehow .. still not sure but pretty sure the files are not recoverable. Thanks for the help but I am going to have to redo - boo!

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T


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#5
September 18, 2018 at 15:35:09
You could try this freebie on it if you wish:
https://filehippo.com/download_recuva/

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#6
September 18, 2018 at 17:05:02
Other tools to try, as with all recovery tools, install it on a different drive.

Rescue Hard Drive Files That Have Become Shortcuts
Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software
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MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition
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Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive
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