Reflect Odd File Recovery Error


  1. Posts : 7,916
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    Reflect Odd File Recovery Error


    I accidently deleted a file from OneDrive so I mounted my Reflect backup as a virtual drive and get the error below when trying to recover the file. I can recover any other file but not those originally under folder f:\users\steve\onedrive\documents (f: is the mounted Reflect image). Any ideas? I did recover the file from a simple folder copy I had made.

    Reflect Odd File Recovery Error-screenshot-2023-06-27-145410.jpg
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  2. Posts : 10,748
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #2

    I can't help with the Reflect question, but did you check your Onedrive recycle bin on the web interface to see if you could restore the file (it saved me earlier today).
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  3. Posts : 7,916
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    z3r010 said:
    I can't help with the Reflect question, but did you check your Onedrive recycle bin on the web interface to see if you could restore the file (it saved me earlier today).
    No I did too good a job in my OneDrive cleanup!
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  4. Posts : 10,748
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #4

    I just had to make sure; there are so many multipage threads of these sites that could have been solved by something really simple early on
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  5. Posts : 1,223
    W10-Pro 22H2
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    From the error message, it would appear that what was in the one drive folder (and thus the reflect image) was merely a link to the file in the cloud. The main reason I donít like cloudy services - I want to be sure where the actual files reside.
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  6. Posts : 7,916
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    mngerhold said:
    From the error message, it would appear that what was in the one drive folder (and thus the reflect image) was merely a link to the file in the cloud. The main reason I don’t like cloudy services - I want to be sure where the actual files reside.
    Thanks. I worked out eventually that the size of the OneDrive files in the Reflect image is zero so the files are just links like you say. I've now ensured I've set OneDrive to keep local copies of the main files I want to work with.
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  7. Posts : 4,628
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       #7

    mngerhold said:
    From the error message, it would appear that what was in the one drive folder (and thus the reflect image) was merely a link to the file in the cloud. The main reason I donít like cloudy services - I want to be sure where the actual files reside.


    you could have a look and see if the file is any of your shadowcopies.

    you can examine your shadowcopies and copy out anything you want using nirsofers excellent shadowcopyview which is a tiny portable.

    ShadowCopyView - Shadow copy viewer for Windows 10/8/7/Vista

    or if you prefer you can create links to your shadow copies and look at them that way

    this simple batch file will create the links for you. Can then look through the links and copy out anything you want .

    linkshadows.cmd
    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    if not exist %systemdrive%\shadowcopies md %systemdrive%\shadowcopies
    for /f "tokens=2 delims=?" %%I in ('vssadmin list shadows ^| find "GLOBALROOT"') do (
        mklink /d %systemdrive%\shadowcopies\%%~nxI \\?%%I\
    )
      
     explorer.exe %systemdrive%\shadowcopies
    
    pause
    you can delete the links afterwards if you like.
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  8. Posts : 7,916
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    ShadowCopyView shows nothing?
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  9. Posts : 4,628
    several
       #9

    It appears you dont have any shadow copies unfortunately. They are only useful if you have them.
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