Hi larlar75, welcome to SevenForums
Just a thought, but I have often had success recovering files using Ubuntu: Ubuntu homepage | Ubuntu
Basically, what you do, is you burn the ISO to a disk, boot from your new Live CD.
Then go to Computer and look for (however big your Windows Drive is)GB Filesystem.
Double click it, then find $Recycle Bin
Look through those folders, you may be able to find what your looking for.
If that doesn't work, look at Users\<Username> the folder may still be there, with a $ in front of it.
Couple of things to keep in mind:
1) Windows assumes all files with $ at the beginning of the name have been deleted, rename them to something without $ to get them back. Also if in the recycle bin, move them somewhere else.
2) Deleted files viewed from Ubuntu, on my machine at least, have stupid names. something like 1-2-34-1-23-4 obviously that's just an example, but make sure you check what each one actually is. (You'll probably know if you find your Desktop, because it will have loads of .lnk files in it)
Hope it helps