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Windows 7: recover Deleted folder

30 May 2015   #1
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 
recover Deleted folder

I keep My Documents, My Videos etc. on a separate drive to OS (on E:\)

Today I noticed that My Documents folder was duplicated within the My pictures folder ... checked original still there - and then deleted what I thought was dup ... and both folder now gone.

I run RECUVA and saved all deleted files to separate HDD so they are at least safe.
Could not see option in RECUVA to actually recover a folder & its file structure.

However it would take long time to recreate structure & copy back.

I understand W7 has a feature in it to recover a deleted folder ... I looked at info and it seemed to say select folder and the right click ............. can't do that as folder no longer shows.

Is there a neat way to recover folder none of the files will have been overwritten.


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30 May 2015   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you have system restore enabled? If so you can mount the system restore point and browse it to copy your documents folder back to where it should be. You'll only lose any cahnges that were made to it since the last system restore point before the folder was deleted was created. Let us know as there are a couple of free softwares that can recover folders using this method.
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30 May 2015   #3
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

Yes ... it shows the most recent restore point from 2 days ago

Can you advise how to proceed to restore just that folder ?
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30 May 2015   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well you can download System Restore Explorer from the link provided. Note: It is a direct download link and clicking it will initiate a download. Please post a reply as soon as you've downloaded the software so that I can remove the link from the forum.

It's a hard to find link so that's why I've posted it:

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If you install the software - I'll add nother post on ow to mount the system restore point and get your folder back.
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30 May 2015   #5
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

OK file downloaded ...

Its late here so I will check again tomorrow for next step .... Thanks
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30 May 2015   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay so if you run the software a window will open up showing available system restore points. Choose one and mount it.
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30 May 2015   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The next window will open the mounted system retore point. Navigate to
recover Deleted folder-system-restore-explorer-2.jpg
C:\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1\Users\UserName\ and copy your My Documents folder and then in a new Explorer window navigate to:

C:\Users\UserName and paste the folder into that window.


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30 May 2015   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When the copy has been pasted:

Exit all Explorer windows and go back to the System Restore Explorer window and choose "unmount"
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Then exit the window. That should do the trick.


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30 May 2015   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay I've just read your original post again and I'm not sure how the instuctions will work if you've moved My Documents to another drive - I missed that part. If the system restore point didn't keep the files within it via a hardlink to that folder then you will probably need to resort to recovery software. There is software that can recover folder structure sometimes. There's also an alternative software "Shadow Explorer" but I'm not sure how well it does when recovering files from shadow copies of non windows partitions. There are quite a few forums members who use it so perhaps one of them will comment.
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31 May 2015   #10
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

Doesn't work ... all the 'My xxx' folders are not shown.

Do you know of system recover / undelete that will restore files and keep folder structure ?

RECUVA found all files ... but just seems to dump them into single folder.
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