Windows 10: Folder disappeared - How to recover

  1.    25 Dec 2017 #1

    Folder disappeared - How to recover


    I have 4 partitions in my 2 TB HDD, and in one partition i have some files and folder named movies.
    Two days ago the movies folder disappeared which is about 540 GB. In the properties still it shows as space used but there are only files for 28 gb. Is there any way i can recover this folder.
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    This problem has happened after i installing CCleaner trial version. Donot know whether this is the reason.
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  2. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       26 Dec 2017 #2


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    Last edited by werby; 26 Dec 2017 at 00:48.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       26 Dec 2017 #3

    I'd run chkdsk j: /f against the drive, see if there is file system corruption and if it can be repaired.
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  4.    26 Dec 2017 #4

    Also it could simply be that you accidentally moved the folder somewhere. I've done that before by accident when clicking on a file or folder and then accidentally dragging it over another folder. Check all of the folders on that partition.
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  5.    27 Dec 2017 #5

    In File Explorer go to the toolbar/View and put a check in the box Hidden Items. So you can view hidden files.
    Open the J: drive, if you do not see the folder, go up to the upper right corner and in the search box type the name of the folder. This should only search the J: drive. If it was accidentally moved,the search would find it. I also found that one of my big files was accidentally Renamed. If one of the files in this folder shows up in the Quick Access area of File Explorer, you can right click the file and show Properties to see the path of where and which folder this file resides in now.
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  6.    22 Jan 2018 #6

    Once I used to recover data from corrupt hard drive​ using this software . Stupidly, I hadn't backed up photos and some important docs. I'd retained the faulty hard drive in the hope that a data recovery service could retrieve some of all of my files.​ And I was really lucky to get all my files back.
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  7.    22 Jan 2018 #7

    If this file was stored at Windows install partition and if the system restore feature of Windows 10 is enabled you can use ShadowExplorer program to restore lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies of your files.
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