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Windows 7: I accidently deleted My Videos folder and emptied recyble bin

20 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
I accidently deleted My Videos folder and emptied recyble bin

Ok so I accidentally deleted the my videos folder, not the public but the one in c:\users\ahmed and I tried to recover but it doesn't look right compared to all my files.

I found out the new videos file i manage to create is a library file and it doesnt have the right icon compared to the one I deleted.

My music file is a file folder and has the right icon

Is there any way I could get the my videos folder back instead of this library one

thanks

im on windows 7 btw

ill upload some screen shots so you can see how the properties look like compared to the new video folder and the my music folder.



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20 Nov 2011   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The easiest to try is a System Restore. Tutorial if needed.> System Restore

Pick a date and time before you deleted to restore from.

It should put everything back as it was.
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20 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bit
 
 

Hi, I have a program that might be able to solve our problem, reply if this did / didn't work :-)
Link: FreeUndelete - OfficeRecovery.com

-Rowan
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20 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
THANKS Hopalong X

Thanks I just did that now and it helped!

I really appreciate your help thanks !!!
OMG THANKS I GOT ALL MY MOVIES BACK
THANKS!
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20 Nov 2011   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You are welcome Swiifter.

The Snip I'm posting below is for WHS who asked a question of me.
Yellow circled Restores users files also.


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20 Nov 2011   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi all
also its worth mentioning a file recovery program called Recuva by piriform >>> Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Quote:
Undelete files on your computer
We've all deleted files by mistake, or without realizing we'd want them at some future point. Photographs, documents, music files, even emails - we've all had regrets. With Recuva, you can get them back quickly, safely, and easily. This compact Windows program does the work for you, scanning your drives for the files you need, then recovering them in a flash.
Recuva works on any rewriteable media you have. Whether you need to recover priceless photographs from your digital camera's memory card, files you backed up to an external hard drive, or the documents you carry around every day on your USB key, Recuva's got you covered. For prosumer and pro photographers, Recuva supports the Nikon RAW and Canon RAW (.CRW) formats.
If you listen to music on an iPod, Recuva can recover files directly from the iPod's drive. Even though you can't access files on your iPod directly, Recuva can. You don't have to worry about losing music from iTunes or your iPod any more.
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20 Nov 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
You are welcome Swiifter.

The Snip I'm posting below is for WHS who asked a question of me.
Yellow circled Restores users files also.
Good deal. Thank you Mike. I never looked at this option for a variety of reasons

1. My data is always on a seperate data partition
2. I rely 100% on my images - although I do allow restore points on my data partitions (for extra safety)
3. I have no shadowstorage on my OS partitions because they are all on SSDs where space is at a premium
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23 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can recover deleted files after recycle bin empty, see this solution: recover files after recycle bin empty

hope this helps.
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