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Windows 7: Backed-up Folder Vanished during Attempted Restore

07 Aug 2016   #1
bwrynn

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Backed-up Folder Vanished during Attempted Restore

I backed up all my personal files to a external drive, then used DELL Backup & Recovery utility to restore the PC to the Brand New system state. Fine. While restoring files from the external drive I dragged my Music folder from the external drive to my personal folder. A window flashed a message briefly (not sure what) then I never saw my Music folder again on either drive. It happened too fast to have copied all the Music files to the destination C: folder. But I dont see them on the E: external drive either. Did not see in the Recycle bin. I did several other operations before thinking of using Control-Z. It is a 2014 Dell running Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks for any help.
[PS - I may not have "dragged" the folder; I may have intended to use copy/paste the folder. If by mistake I chose "cut" instead of "copy" I would expect to see the files in the Recycle bin but do not. So where are they? ]


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