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Windows 7: Where are undeleted files undeleted to.

25 Nov 2017   #1
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 
Where are undeleted files undeleted to.

I undeleted a file from the recycle bin where the original folder no longer exists. Where did it go. I've tried search the entire c: drive and the search never ends (30 minutes and still searching). I tried searching individual folders and the result was always negative. Where did it go?

W7 home. Samsung RV510 Laptop. Folder options are to show hidden folders.

Thanks.


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25 Nov 2017   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It should be in originalfolder\file or whatever the original path was.
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25 Nov 2017   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you wish you can also use drag & drop to restore files, Open the recycle bin and the folder you wish to restore to and simply drag the File from the bin to the folder (also works with the desktop) :)
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25 Nov 2017   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi
would suggest you use > Recuva < software, from what i gather its pretty good.

Not exactly sure where it TRIED to place it once the original folder has been removed.

Roy
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25 Nov 2017   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I've just tried something ( I'm on Win10 Pro so perhaps someone with access to Win 7 Could try this too)

I created a folder
I created a text file in the folder
I deleted the File
I then Deleted the folder
On opening the Recycle bin there were two entries there - The file and the Folder
I then right clicked the folder in the recycle bin and chose to delete it
This left the recycle bin containing just the Text file
I chose restore in the bin and the file reappeared in the file system where it was originally and inside the original folder

This would lead me to believe that where a containing folder was not available when restoring an object the folder structure would be rebuilt using data held for the source location of the file held in the recycle bin or maybe the file itself
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25 Nov 2017   #6
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you wish you can also use drag & drop to restore files, Open the recycle bin and the folder you wish to restore to and simply drag the File from the bin to the folder (also works with the desktop) :)
Thanks that's really useful to know. If only I'd known it before
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25 Nov 2017   #7
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Thanks for the replies chaps. But it's a goner. Next time I'll do as Barman said.
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25 Nov 2017   #8
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I've just tried something ( I'm on Win10 Pro so perhaps someone with access to Win 7 Could try this too)

I created a folder
I created a text file in the folder
I deleted the File
I then Deleted the folder
On opening the Recycle bin there were two entries there - The file and the Folder
I then right clicked the folder in the recycle bin and chose to delete it
This left the recycle bin containing just the Text file
I chose restore in the bin and the file reappeared in the file system where it was originally and inside the original folder

This would lead me to believe that where a containing folder was not available when restoring an object the folder structure would be rebuilt using data held for the source location of the file held in the recycle bin or maybe the file itself
I get the same result as Barman58

A Guy
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25 Nov 2017   #9
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I've just tried something ( I'm on Win10 Pro so perhaps someone with access to Win 7 Could try this too)

I created a folder
I created a text file in the folder
I deleted the File
I then Deleted the folder
On opening the Recycle bin there were two entries there - The file and the Folder
I then right clicked the folder in the recycle bin and chose to delete it
This left the recycle bin containing just the Text file
I chose restore in the bin and the file reappeared in the file system where it was originally and inside the original folder

This would lead me to believe that where a containing folder was not available when restoring an object the folder structure would be rebuilt using data held for the source location of the file held in the recycle bin or maybe the file itself
I read something on the net about that but it seems it depends on how complicated the deleted tree structure was.
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25 Nov 2017   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

One can also "copy" [or is it "cut"] a file from within the Recycle Bin and place that file into any existing directory on your internal or external hard-drives.
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