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Data and information erased

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  1. Lampley53

    Lampley53 Thread Starter

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    I'll make this quick, First, I am new to these forums so forgive me if I am not following protocol for posting on here. My dilemma is this: I had a friend send me a video he made on Windows Movie Maker which I tried to save on my computer. When I tried to move it to my desktop, I selected that it be moved into a zipped folder( which I honestly didn't know what that meant) and when I tried to erase the folder and start over, all my information, saved papers, documents, music, etc, was straight erased off my laptop. Even on Internet explorer all my favorites were erased. I have no idea what I did or what I could've done to prevent but I need help. I had a lot of important stuff that was erased and I would love to know how to either recover it, or prevent this from ever happening again. I appreciate any and all responses. Thanks.
     
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    Did you check to see if anything was in the Recycle Bin?

    What version of Windows are you using?
     
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    I checked but all that was in there was the compressed folder but that is now gone too. I do not know for sure but I have the current version of windows.
     
  4. stantley

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    Logon as Administrator or a user with Admin. privileges and search for the files. It might be that the files are still there but somehow you lost access to them.

    If that doesn't work try running Recuva to see if it can recover some of your files.
     
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    restore the compresed ( zip) folder from recycle bin to desktop. then unzip the folder to get the content back
     
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    I will try those methods and see what happens. Thanks.
     
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