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I Deleted my "User's Folder"

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by abuczkowski, Jan 13, 2018.

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  1. abuczkowski

    abuczkowski Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2018
    Hey, so in an attempt to free up space on one of my drives, I attempted to transfer the file / copy it to another drive and then delete the original to clear up space. I thought everything had worked successfully until everything began disappearing. I've been using various programs in order to recover the folder in its entirety, however, without spending big bucks - there seems to be no way.

    Help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

    PS - I have used the recuva program but there is way to many things for me to recover to my USB.
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    The best price point USB key nowadays is 64 Gigs. Is that enough storage ?
  3. draceplace


    Jun 8, 2001
    The 'User' folder should rebuild (without data) on next login. You probably know that. As fare as the data goes
    1. If you moved/copy to another drive is data there?
    2. you can look in Recycle bin and hope its there.
    3. A restore could set it back if you have set restore points over time, else its factory setting. Its a system restore not a data restore.
    4. Recovery software is not that expensive (neither is good back up software).
    5. Recuva (I haven't used) These products are similar with minor differences should be pointed at your computer drive not the USB memory stick.
    6. Do a real back up somewhere immediatly. I bought a 2TB external HD and use the 'Total Media Backup' software that came with it. Works great.
    7. If you feel you don't have all the knowledge. Learn more\Find someone to help you. This is a physical operation hard to type up instructions in a thread. Might be a video available?

    On Recovery software. Quit using this PC now, you could write over delete data. I've used Getdataback I think its free, may have to pay to get data on others. Seems I paid for another one when I was working somewhere.. Software will let you see if its going to work before paying. I wouldn't pay more than 40-50.

    Don't use the same account as lost data account when recovering. Preferably use a different PC and map to the drive on the offender.
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