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Windows 7: system volume information folder


25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
system volume information folder

Hello all!

I've screwed up, I don't know how it happened but I was moving around some stuff and something happened with the open windows (got stucked to the cursor) and when I got it to stop (I've got a new mouse with some small buttons on the side, and I've not managed to get used to them .. however I will disable those)

Well the problem is that when I got to unhook that window from my cursor my 300Gb + mp3 folder was gone .. man it almost gave me a heartattack, cause I've been working on that thing for years basically ...

I found it, it's somehow inside the "D:\system volume information" folder, and if I dragg it out to the root of the D drive it dissapears from the sys vol dir, but doesn't show up in the root at the D drive .. ?? and then if I go out from the sys vol dir and go back in again (basically refresh) then there it is again ..

summary: ... cannot move my mp3 folder back to the D:\ folder since it accidently got moved to d:\system volume information ..

please help .. I'm nervous like a cat on a hot tin roof

Thanks

//Ken1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Dec 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken1 View Post
Hello all!

I've screwed up, I don't know how it happened but I was moving around some stuff and something happened with the open windows (got stucked to the cursor) and when I got it to stop (I've got a new mouse with some small buttons on the side, and I've not managed to get used to them .. however I will disable those)

Well the problem is that when I got to unhook that window from my cursor my 300Gb + mp3 folder was gone .. man it almost gave me a heartattack, cause I've been working on that thing for years basically ...

I found it, it's somehow inside the "D:\system volume information" folder, and if I dragg it out to the root of the D drive it dissapears from the sys vol dir, but doesn't show up in the root at the D drive .. ?? and then if I go out from the sys vol dir and go back in again (basically refresh) then there it is again ..

summary: ... cannot move my mp3 folder back to the D:\ folder since it accidently got moved to d:\system volume information ..

please help .. I'm nervous like a cat on a hot tin roof

Thanks

//Ken1
Lets try the easy way first. Just go to back up and restore, to a point prior to the problem, and restore. If you are not sure how thats done just follow instructions below:



Just go to help and information, and type back up and restore, follow instructions. You will be good to go in no time. In the case of problems, just return and we will be here for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken1 View Post
Hello all!

I've screwed up, I don't know how it happened but I was moving around some stuff and something happened with the open windows (got stucked to the cursor) and when I got it to stop (I've got a new mouse with some small buttons on the side, and I've not managed to get used to them .. however I will disable those)

Well the problem is that when I got to unhook that window from my cursor my 300Gb + mp3 folder was gone .. man it almost gave me a heartattack, cause I've been working on that thing for years basically ...

I found it, it's somehow inside the "D:\system volume information" folder, and if I dragg it out to the root of the D drive it dissapears from the sys vol dir, but doesn't show up in the root at the D drive .. ?? and then if I go out from the sys vol dir and go back in again (basically refresh) then there it is again ..

summary: ... cannot move my mp3 folder back to the D:\ folder since it accidently got moved to d:\system volume information ..

please help .. I'm nervous like a cat on a hot tin roof

Thanks

//Ken1
Lets try the easy way first. Just go to back up and restore, to a point prior to the problem, and restore. If you are not sure how thats done just follow instructions below:



Just go to help and information, and type back up and restore, follow instructions. You will be good to go in no time. In the case of problems, just return and we will be here for you.

Thank you rich!!

I tried to access the backup / restore application .. and all I get is a window
saying X an internal error has occured
the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)

?

I want to say that I have not yet been able to afford the release
so I'm still using the last beta ..

thanks a bunch for helping me .. it means alot
//Ken1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken1 View Post
Hello all!

I've screwed up, I don't know how it happened but I was moving around some stuff and something happened with the open windows (got stucked to the cursor) and when I got it to stop (I've got a new mouse with some small buttons on the side, and I've not managed to get used to them .. however I will disable those)

Well the problem is that when I got to unhook that window from my cursor my 300Gb + mp3 folder was gone .. man it almost gave me a heartattack, cause I've been working on that thing for years basically ...

I found it, it's somehow inside the "D:\system volume information" folder, and if I dragg it out to the root of the D drive it dissapears from the sys vol dir, but doesn't show up in the root at the D drive .. ?? and then if I go out from the sys vol dir and go back in again (basically refresh) then there it is again ..

summary: ... cannot move my mp3 folder back to the D:\ folder since it accidently got moved to d:\system volume information ..

please help .. I'm nervous like a cat on a hot tin roof

Thanks

//Ken1
Lets try the easy way first. Just go to back up and restore, to a point prior to the problem, and restore. If you are not sure how thats done just follow instructions below:



Just go to help and information, and type back up and restore, follow instructions. You will be good to go in no time. In the case of problems, just return and we will be here for you.

Thank you rich!!

I tried to access the backup / restore application .. and all I get is a window
saying X an internal error has occured
the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)

?

I want to say that I have not yet been able to afford the release
so I'm still using the last beta ..

thanks a bunch for helping me .. it means alot
//Ken1
Did you make a system Image?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I don't get that application .. I downloaded it, installed it and when I start it all it come up with is an empty window ?? and nothing in the drop down boxes .. they are empty ???

//Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Go to Services and make Task scheduler and Volume Shadow Copy service are running - before trying Shadow Explorer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If the boxes are empty - you have no shadow copies.

Are you able to copy and paste the mp3 folder - instead of trying to move it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If the boxes are empty - you have no shadow copies.

Are you able to copy and paste the mp3 folder - instead of trying to move it.
thanks for helping me siw !!

I'm trying it now using a program called powercopy ..it failed to copy a few files in the first minute but now it seems to copy them .. but it's gonna take 5.5 hours to complete it says but thats ok if it works ..it's 63670 files 5273 folder 327gb ..
so I will cross my fingers ..

thanks .. I will let you guys know later when it's completed ...

//Ken1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Good luck with it.

Might be a good idea to keep a backup copy of anything really important on an external device in future - you never know when you may need it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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