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Windows 7: HELP. deleted music folder by accident, but its still there

13 Oct 2014   #1
riolucool

windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 
HELP. deleted music folder by accident, but its still there

i deleted my music folder, but its still there and when i click it, it says access denied, but i have administrator permissions. when i go into properties and security, or any other thing, it says i need to prove administrative permission.
by the way, this is on windows 8.1 and i tried this: User Folders - Restore Default Location

thanks in advance


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13 Oct 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Since this is a Windows 8.1 problem, we have a separate forum for Windows 8.
Windows 8 Forums
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13 Oct 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

Check the Recycle Bin. Any deleted folder will still be there until it is emptied.

Are you saying you moved the folder in question? The tutorial you reference shows how to restore default location if you move the User folder.

How did you delete a User folder? It is a System File.
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13 Oct 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See whether you can recover it from the restore points. Should work although I never tested it in 8.1.

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders
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13 Oct 2014   #5
riolucool

windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

@ gregrocker
i have done, its a user folder, and my "friend" did it. it was deleted not moved.
@whs
i have used a software called recuva, which didnt bring anything up, it brought all my songs up, but i cant restore them to the music folder.
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13 Oct 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Recuva is pretty useless. I never had any luck with it. If you have restore points, try shadow explorer. That is a sure way to recover.
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13 Oct 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

I asked you to check the Recycle Bin. Did you?

Exactly how did your friend delete User folder?

Try Shadow Explorer now.

Please answer in full sentences addressing each of our suggestions.
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14 Oct 2014   #8
riolucool

windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

@gregrocker
yes. i checked the recycle bin, that was the first thing i did, but my friend said a box apeared saying it was too big for the recycle bin. he deleted it by going into c:users/myname then deleting it from in there. i have tried shadow explorer and it doesnt seem to load, i select my drive and nothing happens, tried re-installing and leaving it but nothing happens.
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14 Oct 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

What do you mean you tried reinstalling? Did you reset the User folder to defaults? Reinstall the OS?

Are you sure your friend didn't just delete a bunch of files from a User folder? What makes you think it was moved first?

If Shadow Explorer hangs then try the same date System Restore point, if necessary from System Recovery Options on the Win7 disk or Repair CD - System Repair Disk.

If your Win7 is corrupt as it would appear if its hanging this way, then go over the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 particularly the System File Checker, establishing a Clean Boot, comb logs to resolve repeat errors, use System Resources to check for Problems and Solutions, consider a Repair Install.

But If you've not had one, I would strongly consider doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compiles the best possible install of Win7 one can have. Then to keep it that way stick with only the tools and methods given in the tutorial.
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14 Oct 2014   #10
riolucool

windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

i tried reinstalling the software i just mentioned, not my os. for the record i have no restore points... i have checked. i never said it was moved. it was deleted, but the folder is still thre and i cant access it.
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