Recover DELETED hidden folder created by locker.bat file

August 26, 2015 at 00:56:10
Specs: Windows 7
I've created a locker.bat hidden folder recently. Someone deleted this folder. Is there any way to recover this folder? Please help.

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#1
August 26, 2015 at 06:01:41
Did you verify that it's not in the Recycle Bin?

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#2
August 26, 2015 at 06:07:44
Yes. The folder was there, but it was empty. No locker.bat file or anything.
Can you assist.

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#3
August 26, 2015 at 07:13:35
First some minor question ...

1. Someone deleted this folder
Curiously, who is this Someone? Is this computer your personal computer?

2. Can you see all hidden files & folders? If not, enable it following THIS instructions

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#4
August 26, 2015 at 07:16:02
The fact that locker.bat was used has no real consequence because all this does is make it a "protected operated system folder". So the question is simply how to recover a deleted folder.

There are various recovery programs, such as:
https://www.piriform.com/recuva

Someone retrieved some files with this program against all odds:
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

Probably not essential but it might be an idea to "temporarily" show protected operating system files and folders while you are attempting recovery. Bear in mind that the more you have used your computer since the deletion the less your chance of recovery - files and folders get over-written.
EDIT:
Showing protected operating system files is additional to showing hidden files. The reason this should be only done temporarily is because it can produce desktop.ini files in user areas such as the desktop.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
August 26, 2015 at 08:21:57
perisha, what folder was there? Do you mean the locker.bat folder was in the Recycle bin? Or was locker.bat a file within another folder?

Did you follow the guys advice and set the folder views to show all files, including hidden, system, and show entensions for known file types?


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#6
August 26, 2015 at 23:07:28
Hi- XpUser- I'm not sure who deleted it. It is a workplace computer. I cannot see the folders anywhere. I have adjusted setting to Show Hidden folders & nothing.

@ beachybhbt- Just the name of the folder was there. I had the locker.bat within this folder but it was not inside the recycle bin..


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#7
August 26, 2015 at 23:14:41
Confusing. According to your title and description a file named locker.bat created a folder and it also was named locker.bat. That folder ended up in the recycle bin but was empty after you restored it from the recycle bin and you expected the file locker.bat to be inside it.

Are you sure there was something in the folder to begin with? It's kind of odd the folder contents were completely deleted but the folder was left in the recycle bin.

Otherwise first do a search for locker.bat or another specific file name that was inside the folder and of course have the search include hidden files and folders. If no success then try the recovery software Derek links to.


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#8
August 27, 2015 at 05:15:59
"I've created a locker.bat hidden folder recently"

I took that to mean "I created a hidden folder using the locker.bat process".
This sort of thing:
https://social.microsoft.com/Forums...

My #4 was based on this assumption and that the folder name was not given.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#9
August 27, 2015 at 18:49:25
Yeah, that makes more sense.

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