Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help files lost due to system restore

27 Oct 2010   #1
lordofsati

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Help files lost due to system restore

I did system restore of my pc few times in order to undo an installation. I did not keep track of the contents of a folder in desktop all the while. After a couple of system restores I casually checked my folder in desktop and was horrified to all the folders and files deleted except the ones with exe files in them.

I undid the system restores but it still did not restore the files in the folder.

All the files under my documents are intact but files in the folder under desktop have all been deleted except for exe files.

There are procedures in the web to recover files lost due to system restore in windows xp but they do not apply for windows 7.pleasew help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try using back up and restore.
It sounds like you are talking about personal files, which should not have been touched.
If they were system files BackUp and Restore will not work.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...d-restore.aspx
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Oct 2010   #4
lordofsati

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes it is a personal folder which i always keep it on desktop for easy access. Its weird though that the rest of the files and folders under administrator username folder are intact except for folder under desktop.

I never use backup facility.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #5
lordofsati

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Tried recuva in normal mode for that folder and found no results. deep mode requires 4 hours may be i'll try later.

i've heard in windows xp upon system restore it moves certain files & folders under new userprofile (with number appended) folder which can be made accessible by using safe mode. any suggestions for windows 7 ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you do not use backup and restore, try the other suggestion recuva or my favorite
DiskDigger | The trusted data recovery solution
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #7
lordofsati

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thnx .will do that and report half an hour later
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

By any chance, are you able to right click on the folder and select "restore previous versions"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Wish you luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #10
lordofsati

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

tried diskdigger in deep mode but didnt get the files i'm looking for. i tried getdataback then and then it showed everything i'm looking for but when i tried to recover the pdf's and docs they are corrupt and not recognized by their respective apps.

thnx for all the help. i dont want to waste time anymore. the important files which i've lost, i can manage without them.i never faced any issue with sytem restore in xp dont know why windows 7 is behaving this way. ive learnt my lesson i.e not to trust system restore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Help files lost due to system restore




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
System crash - Image Restore - Lost initial Files - How to get back?
Ok, on oct 26th I must have had a bad virus and my computer got turned off before I could get it off using my virus program or spyware program. I tried everything, but it just kept rebooting after making it to the login screen. I could not get it to start up in safe mode, I could not find my system...
Backup and Restore
How can I undo or recover lost files from System Restore in SAFE MODE?
I am familiar with System Restore, selecting earlier times, and the often-available option of undoing a System Restore. But I found out (too late) that according to Microsoft, System Restore done in Safe Mode is not able to be undone. I lost 1,000's of photos doing the system restore, now the...
Backup and Restore
Lost Updates with System Restore?
Hi- I had a problem that developed recently and was characterized by browsers (IE, Firefox and Opera) opening very slowly. I tried to fix it by scanning for and removing malware, which did nothing. I finally resolved the problem by using System Restore, back to Jan 11, 2011. My question is: in...
Windows Updates & Activation
Lost confidence in system restore
BEGIN{rant on}{ and some in Windows 7. I went to install IE9 last night. Before hand I made an image backup, restore point, and ran sfc /verifyonly to make sure all was well. I installed IE9 and played around with it for a little bit. My overall system performance seemed lower and IE9...
Backup and Restore
I lost my System restore...
I recently was targeted by Windows Genuine for some reason..Now, I can't get to Windows restore! Not only will it not work, but the System protection tab it is supposed to be installed in..is MISSING!!! :eek: I got hold of a tech at Microsoft who helped me get my *Genuine* back, but, the tab did...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App