Solved Deleted files.

October 31, 2011 at 08:50:46
Specs: Windows 7
Deleted Files. That's right...deleted files. However, I didn't manually delete them.

I was working with a program called BlueJ to do my CompSci homework and I had normal problems trying to open a certain file. After a while, I clicked my download folder to re-extract that certain file...but when I clicked on it, everything was gone. I did the Start and search bar thing, advanced search, you name it. I'm extremely concerned about losing everything in that particular folder because I had created sub folders that contained ALLLLL my music in it.

I clicked on Computer > User etc to try and locate it manually, and I noticed that I had lost 12GB of used memory. In other words, I had 12GB suddenly free up. Not only did I have a Music Folder for downloads, but I also had several other important files such as syllabus for classes and papers that I organized in the download folder.

I know that the loss of all these files are partially my fault...I should have moved them long ago to documents or something, but help would be much appreciated.


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#1
October 31, 2011 at 09:24:25
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Did you look in the recycle bin? If they are not in there, you could try a recovery program like Recuva. http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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#2
October 31, 2011 at 11:21:11
The recycling bin's completely empty. I was looking at my desktop items to see if anything had happened and it had shown for a second that it was full. I went to double click on it annd...nothing.

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#3
October 31, 2011 at 11:24:17
I find it interesting that although you lost your homework, your major concern seems to be your deleted music files. I also find it interesting that you're working in computer science but have referred to your 12GB of data as "memory". You've just learned a vaulable lesson about backing up. With any luck, Recuva will help, as long as you haven't overwritten the disk space where your lost data originally resided.

http://www.bluej.org/


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#4
October 31, 2011 at 12:32:19
Thank you for providing INSIGHT on the situation, Riider. You're quite helpful.

On a serious note, I'm running Recuva as I type so hopefully it'll work. Thanks for the help! =]


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