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Windows 7: How can I find folders missing from a library

23 Mar 2013   #11
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This is practically a tutorial! I am very thankful for the detailed explanation. I think I can manage things better now.

Kind regards,


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23 Mar 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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23 Mar 2013   #13
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You can try to recover the folders from a restore point. Like this: ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders
Is there any way I can use this from a USB drive without installing in the computer?

Thank you,
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23 Mar 2013   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could try doing it from using the built-in Previous Versions feature instead.

Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders
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23 Mar 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melita View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You can try to recover the folders from a restore point. Like this: ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders
Is there any way I can use this from a USB drive without installing in the computer?

Thank you,
You can install it on a USB drive if you know how to do that. But why go thru the trouble. It is just a small program and does not do any harm.

The advantage of Shadow Explorer over 'Previous Version' is that you can go to any previous shadow.
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23 Mar 2013   #16
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am unable to use 'previous versions' because all traces of the whole library has disappeared. There is no place to right click!

About using a USB for the Shadow Explorer, it is just a personal preference, not to install anything in the computer unless forced to do so, having no other choice. Perhaps a little paranoid about it.

You say "You can install it on a USB drive if you know how to do that". Is there a special way that this has to be done? Could you help to do this?

Regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2013   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There are a gezillion tutorials on the web on how to prepare a USB stick so that you can run programs from it. But why bother only because one is paranoid for no reason. I use Shadow Explorer since years on several systems and never had any problems. It was written by a Swiss friend - if that helps.
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23 Mar 2013   #18
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much for all the help. From this thread I learned more than I ever did, on this subject, reading Microsoft tutorials for years.

Kind regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2013   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad that we could Melita.
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