1.    08 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Folder disspapaerd and not showing in search

    First time poster here and not very computer savvy so please be nice.
    We have a folder in our downloads where my husband puts all of his shows he downloads. Last night this folder just disspapeard. Initially when I searched for it. It showed up but wouldn't let me open anything. Said shortcut was gone. Now when I search the folder is no where. I searched for an individual show that was contained in this folder and it comes up but says it's location is app data. When I click on it, it says shortcut gone. I'm so confused and can't work out why or how's the folder and contents have gone. Please help me try and find them.
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  2.    08 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,815
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hello, if it's not in your recycle bin (have you looked?) then it may still be on your drive. But if so, the probability of recovering it depends on whether it's been overwritten by general activity on your drive or other things you've written to the drive.

    As to why it's disappeared, I couldn't say.

    Try downloading Recuva (free). (N.B. download it to a flash drive or different disk/partition to the one where your folder is). Read the program's instructions and run a scan to see if it finds your file.

    Note: if htis is just sthg you downloaded, it's no great loss- just download it again. Good luck.
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