Thank you very much for this tutorial. I followed the second option to recover my lost \Pictures.
I was moving this folder to a different partition. I wanted to move the files manual, because it was more than 1gb of pictures. And i had duplicated files, so I was checking and merging. (visipics)
I changed the path in the location tab. Windows asked if it should move the files. I clicked 'NO'.
The location worked nice.
But when looking at the old folder, it was gone!
I tried this tutariol to get the old folder back. But it did not help. It just got back to the new location.
I rebooted several times.
I searched for deleted files with recuva, diskdigger. Recuva cant find anything. Diskdigger hangs at 50%; after about an hour I stopped it. I used both the light and heavy searches.
I began to doubt if the old folder was a the physical location or that is was a symlink already.
But I did check that, and did not see another location.
I have about 5 partitions. The userfolder is in E: and the documents symlinked already. So I have done this before and i (think i) know what i am doing
It seems the settings are ok, but the physical folder is lost and wont come back.
Is it possible for windows to remove the directory location without any trace? That even the files in it, cannot be found by recuva?
if so, is there a way to recover the dir, so the files come up again.
I have searched for hours now. I just cant find the answer
I hope someone can help me out.
Thanks in advance!