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Urgent issue - Lost folder - In a panic - Please help

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by munkifisht, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. munkifisht

    munkifisht Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    this has me really worried, so any help would be great. I just did a partition resize, shifting 50 GB from one drive to another using EASEUS. For some reason, a major folder has disappeared from the C drive (yes, I know I should have backed up). The thing is, when I select the properties of the C drive, it appears to be the same as before, 671GB used, but when I select the files and folders in C and check the properties, the size is 119GB (this should show you what a major folder this is to loose). I assume the folder has from some reason been unregistered. Is there anyway I can reregister it?
     
  2. sid_tech

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    Try the following

    1. Start > Control Panel > Folder options > View
    2. Select: Show Hidden files and folders
    3. Uncheck: Hide empty drives in the Computer folder
    4. Uncheck: Hide extension for known file types
    5. Uncheck: Hide protected operating system files

    If the folder is hidden any where it should show now.

    Regards
    Sid
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Obviously you want to use that partition as little as possible, preferably not at all, to prevent any more damage.

    I would boot to another installed OS (if you have one) or to a bootable CD/DVD (such as a Puppy Linux Live CD) to see if the folder is still there just fine but has become "hidden" or a "system" folder in your Windows.

    Second thing would be to try some data recovery software, such as Recuva data recovery or Restoration.exe.
     
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