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Windows 7: Folder disappeared

12 Sep 2011   #1

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Folder disappeared

So I was dragging a folder off the USB drive to the desktop. I was dragging the folder up over the "Share Burn.... " menu bar and I must have let off the mouse button. Now the folder is completely gone and I cant find it anywhere? What the H$#@. Any ideas where the folder went?

Thanks ahead of time

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64

If you catch it before doing anything else, CTRL-Z usually works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2011   #3

Windows Ultimate x64

The folder may be hidden, go to control panel, on the little top bar select big iscons. on the control pannel, select folder options and mark invisible folders as visible.

If this doesn't work, you can try and do a system restore, but only if that folder is EXTREMELY important! A system restore will "make your pc travel in time backwards", whiich means you will loose all the new douments you've created. For more information on how to do this, please search this forum.

If you don't want to try this option, then use a recovery software like Recuva. This will probably be your best shot at recovering your documents.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Sep 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

try typing the name of the folder in the start menu search box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I wish life had an undo button the way Windows does. I've messed up with the mouse alot using Win 7, and am usually able to undo any damages. You might try checking the parent folder to look for previous versions OF THAT FOLDER. Might be there's a shadow copy of the folder you lost there.

Still be nice to know where the thing went, yes?

Good luck,
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