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Windows 7: System restore error

16 Nov 2010   #1

win 7 ultimate
System restore error

Hello all.

To start it off lastnight i had by accident deleted one of my folder's that had my iso game's saved.

I am currently running dual boot linux mint and windows7 ultimate

Upon me regretting what I did with the folder I decided to do a system restore. While the process was running correctly when my computer restarted it gave me 2 choices one was to repair the system do to the fact that it could not boot it self up and the second was to ignore it and continue to booting in windows.

So I went ahead and rebooted normally into windows when I go to check my iso folder half the game's where missing I tried another restore point and when booting it gave me the same error message so I went ahead and just ignored the repair function and went into windows again and still the iso's where missing

The crazy thing about this is when I booted the computer and ignored the error message the restore pop up box said that the restore was successful both times.

Does this error have something to do with me dual booting and the system can not read the disk correctly? Since linux is the priority in my system when booting up.

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16 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

If the ISO files were in a User Folder such as Downloads or somewhere like that, System Restore is programmed to avoid these folders so will explain why it hasnt come back!
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16 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

It's probably too late now, since you keep using the computer and writing to the hard drive but I would try it anyways:
If you delete files from your HDD they're not automatically gone for good yet. The blocks those files occupied are just marked/flagged for re-use (plus the file name gets as prefix "~E7" (IIRC) so they don't show up in any directory anymore. But the more you use your computer after the accidental delete, the smaller the chance of successful retrieval.
What you need now is a software that can scan your HDD and reset those flagged files.

Recuva 1.38.504 Freeware download page

good luck

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