Folder disappeared - How to recover

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    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


    18 Free Data Recovery Software Tools (December 2017)
    choose one and be happy

    Note: DO NOT write or delete anything on partition you've lost files before you find them out.

    P S: CCleaner cannot delete files by itself... It needs our help...
    Last edited by werby; 25 Dec 2017 at 23:48.
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  3. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    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. Posts : 92
    Windows 10

    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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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2

    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. Posts : 4,555
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    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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