Files disappeared from folder (after restoring from Recycle bin)  

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    Files disappeared from folder (after restoring from Recycle bin)

    I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 Pro on my laptop.

    I cut and pasted a folder of photos from my phone to the desktop.

    I deleted a few photos and then restored one of them from the Recycle bin.

    After doing this, every other photo in the folder disappeared, and the folder only contained the single file that I had restored! The only thing I can't related is the Windows 10 update which made files disappear, but this is a fresh install so can't be that.

    Have tried numerous file recovery software but none seem to find the files with their original filename.

    I also tried file recovery on the SD card but the only one that worked and had the original filenames is Wondershare Recoverit which requires a license. Can anyone suggest a free file recovery that might work there?

    Cut and paste must be more difficult for recovery than simple delete? I have recovered files off SD cards/USB many times in the past quite easily - even if Shift+Delete was used!
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  2. Posts : 264
    Windows 10

    Weird problem indeed. Did you try Previous versions?

    as for the recovery app: Recuva.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter

    Rather bizarre! Yes but I had no previous verisions available.

    Recuva was about the only one that wouldn't bring up anything for recovery! "0 files found, 14,000 ignored". I tried with various options and deep scan but no luck.

    I ended up recovering the videos with orginal filenames intact (mp4 files) with Lazesoft Recovery Suite, but for some reason the photos only scanned with generic file names and no date info. So made it difficult to isolate just the few from the last few months that I lost.
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  4. Posts : 264
    Windows 10

    Before going further, I would make an image out of your HD and work on it to try to recover files.
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