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Windows 7: I lost all my pics

19 Jan 2016   #11
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

It's probably too late for this, but try going back to the desktop, clicking somewhere on it to give it focus, and then pressing CTRL-z, which is Undo. If done right away, whatever you did would be reversed. But if something else occupies the shell buffer, the record of the original action is lost.


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19 Jan 2016   #12
juice777

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
It's probably too late for this, but try going back to the desktop, clicking somewhere on it to give it focus, and then pressing CTRL-z, which is Undo. If done right away, whatever you did would be reversed. But if something else occupies the shell buffer, the record of the original action is lost.
No that didn't thanks anyway

work will a system restore work?
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19 Jan 2016   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Have you tried a Restore Point to a time before you started all this moving of things?
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19 Jan 2016   #14
juice777

windows 7 home premium
 
 

No I forgot I was just thinking that but I have in a half way through a data recovery scan
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19 Jan 2016   #15
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Couple of other thoughts. View the Desktop in Explorer, list view, in case the icon is simply not displaying correctly. Or hit F5 when the Desktop has focus, to Refresh it.

Make sure the option to display Hidden folders is enabled in file/folder preferences.

Download the program Everything, which will quickly analyse the drive and let you sort and search using various parameters. If the folder was large, a size sort might reveal it.
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19 Jan 2016   #16
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Do not try a system restore. It will not affect user files, and you may mess something else up if the folder ended up in the wrong place.
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19 Jan 2016   #17
juice777

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
Do not try a system restore. It will not affect user files, and you may mess something else up if the folder ended up in the wrong place.
Dam 2 late I am doing it now
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19 Jan 2016   #18
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

It's probably not going to hurt anything.

Here's what I would do.

Open a command window ( Start Menu, type 'cmd', right click on CMD and select "open as administrator")

navigate to C:\ by typing in cd.. and hitting Enter, until you get there.

Now do a search for the folder. It would look like this:

Code:
dir foldername /A:D /S /P
Either use the exact folder name, or use what you know with a wildcard for the rest: folderna* If there are spaces you must use quotes.

Or you can do a similar thing for any one of the files, but delete the /A spec. This will search the whole C drive, so choose an uncommon file or folder name.
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19 Jan 2016   #19
juice777

windows 7 home premium
 
 

OK thanks I will try that
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19 Jan 2016   #20
juice777

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Nice one mate I am in your debt that everything worked

It was in a folder called Intel on my c drive but why wasn't it showing up on any searches?

Any ideas

Thanks everyone for your help I had so many memories on there
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