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Windows 7: Directory vanished, disk space still occupied

24 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Directory vanished, disk space still occupied


I was repairing a laptop, and as a last step I moved back the backup of the documents I made prior to the reinstall.

I was waiting at least half a minute on a write cache buffer flushing enabled system after the moving completed to safely remove the drive, after four failed attempts I just unplugged the drive. I placed it back into the notebook, booted up, then:

At first it showed 93,1 GB free, as if I had moved nothing on it.
After I restarted Windows, it showed the folder for just a couple of seconds before it vanished, but now the free space checks out, the files are on there, only the records pointing to them seem to be corrupted.

How can I restore these records?

Thanks in advance!

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24 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Never mind, I just undeleted the data on my drive, and freed up the allocated space on the notebook drive.
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