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Windows 7: C:\Recovery - directory ??? help lost files in this

22 May 2011   #1
nhhockeyplayer

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
C:\Recovery - directory ??? help lost files in this

Hi Folks,

I was just operating file explorer... and I had some really important files and documents in my folder named C:\DOC\TAXES

I was cleaning up C:\DOC folder and decided to temporarily MOVE the subfolder TAXES momentarily to C:\Recovery

The MOVE operation completed.

When I tried to subsequently click C:\Recovery, it gave me a message "C:\Recovery is not accessible... Operation denied"

My very important files are gone... :'( :'( :'(

Can someone help me please... this is such a valuable loss and I have to respond to this tomorrow or my goose will be cooked.

Thanks for any urgent assistance.

thank you so much for any help...

- cheers

Kenneth


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22 May 2011   #2
nhhockeyplayer

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

This operating system is not making any sense to me...

Why would they permit me to move files to a folder C:\Recovery ?

I do not know how to get them back.

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22 May 2011   #3
nhhockeyplayer

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ok... fixed it... I went to properties of the recovery folder, and added myself as a user with full permissions. That did it... I could see my files and moved them back.

Pheeew... thought I was in trouble.

- cheers
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23 May 2011   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Why would you put files into a folder you knew nothing about is the big question.
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23 May 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Like MacGyvr says, I'm mystified as why you should transfer a file to your recovery partition. It is used to recover your computer to its factory state and shouldn't be tampered with. If you wreck the recovery partition and don't have a recovery disc then your only recourse would be to beg, steal or borrow a Windows DVD to get you up and running again.

A factory restore is much quicker when carried out using the recovery partition than one carried out by a recovery disc (s).
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27 Mar 2012   #6
mchldpy

se7en x64 Enterprise
 
 

@seavixen32,
C:\Recovery is not a recovery partition. by looking closer you will see that's a folder in the "C:\" partition, after the folder "ProgramData" and before the "System Volume Information" folder.
recovery partitions, as you should know, are usually hidden from Windows by default and most definitely not located inside the "C:\" partition.
perhaps a little closer scrutiny of you own file system might afford to some, a less misleading answer concerning recovery partitions, recovery folders and recovering data from those types of partitions and folders... perhaps not.

michael clyde

REMEMBER -
"if you don't play well with others,
you could end up playing with yourself"
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27 Mar 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mchldpy View Post
@seavixen32,
C:\Recovery is not a recovery partition. by looking closer you will see that's a folder in the "C:\" partition, after the folder "ProgramData" and before the "System Volume Information" folder.
recovery partitions, as you should know, are usually hidden from Windows by default and most definitely not located inside the "C:\" partition.
perhaps a little closer scrutiny of you own file system might afford to some, a less misleading answer concerning recovery partitions, recovery folders and recovering data from those types of partitions and folders... perhaps not.

michael clyde

REMEMBER -
"if you don't play well with others,
you could end up playing with yourself"
I fail to see what you're hoping to achieve by sticking a comment on the end of a thread that is nearly a year old.

I, along with everytone else who helps voluntarily on here, does so without payment and my own free will.

I don't profess to know everything and freely admit to giving poor advice at times.

What I don't need are pusillanimous comments such as yours belittling other peoples' efforts.

You've been a lurker since January 2010 and this is your first comment. I sincerely hope it's your last.

Have a nice day.
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