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Windows 7: restoring deleted folders

17 Nov 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I see. When you deleted the folders the first time was there a window that said the folder was too big for the Recycle bin?

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17 Nov 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I'd run chkdsk /f /r from an elevated command prompt.

It may find some file system or indexing problems and fix them.

I can't recall a problem like this.
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17 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

No, there was no warning that the folders were too big for the recycling bin.
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18 Nov 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I'm on XP at this time but Win7 has a similar Recycle Bin property. Right click the bin, bring up properties and make sure the box in the snip is not checked. If it is, the files are gone.
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you can also try to use Recuva free version. It will take a lot of time to complete. Recuva - Download

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