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Windows 7: Mysteriously All my files are Missing after Windows Update

01 Jun 2015   #21
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Recuva is a decent free app but there may be more advanced file recovery for such a large amount of files deleted. I've asked for others help on this.

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01 Jun 2015   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Maybe you can use TestDisk - Partition Recovery and File Undelete


TestDisk can
  • Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
  • Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
  • Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
  • Fix FAT tables
  • Rebuild NTFS boot sector
  • Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
  • Fix MFT using MFT mirror
  • Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
  • Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
  • Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.
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01 Jun 2015   #23

Windows 7 64bit

I think using an advanced one will be better in this case, thanks for your help. Thanks Gokay, will try that and see what it finds
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02 Jun 2015   #24

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Have a look at this I know some of the programs have been mentioned but there are more Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility | Gizmo's Freeware

If you are desperate then maybe you could use this little ditty of mine - you will need a second machine though
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.
Haven't got the pic available but you will see it is easy

There is the Linux Mint Mate bootable system that could be useful too see this from the imaging tutorial
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