i have an encountered a major issue. it all started when i ran an anitvirus scan with vipre antivrus 2013...after i ran the scan some virus's were detected and i removed them. after i removed the virus's, i mysteriously had gained hard drive space on all 3 of my drives. when i ran the anitvirus scan i figured i had removed a virus which was conflicting with the reading of the hard drives and figured that the hard drives were giving a false reading. well, i was excited that i had more room, so i took an archive folder which i had made on my c drive (because all the secondary hard drives were full) full of downloaded programs, games etc., and moved all the files to my secondary drives. today, i just realized that now a lot of my files have been erased or are invisible on my secondary drives. directory and folder structure is there, but when i open the folder, files are missing. i have lost a huge chunk of my archive. please help. wtf happened haha??? is there anyway to recover from this??? have i permanently lost my files???
p.s. i installed windows 7 on my 4th drive and booted it up to see if i could see my files, and on a fresh installation of windows, the files are still missing
running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
i have 4 hard drives