Lost file after "cut". Never pasted.


  1. Posts : 1
    windows 10 home 19041.867
       #1

    Lost file after "cut". Never pasted.


    Hello,
    Not sure where to post this but I am going bonkers with what should be an easy fix.
    I cut a file to move to another folder, thought I hit the paste but not sure now, and poof.... the file does not exist. I have been manually backing up my files so I do not have a recent restore date and my file history has been off (don't have an external back drive hooked up). This was an ods spreadsheet file that always saved as excel. Not in trash, searched all folders by scrolling and using the search bar... many times!!!
    Tried using the command prompt to no avail (from google suggestions).
    Does anyone know how I can get back a cut and paste file that was never pasted please?
    Thank, Carson
    Windows 10 OS build 19041.867
    Version 2004
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 3,819
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    In the future, use Copy and Paste, that way you don`t accidentally lose the original folder or file while pasting.
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,059
    Windows 10
       #3

    Check the Clipboard - Win+V

    Check your temp folder - invoke %temp% in a Run box
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  4. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Cut does not remove the original file until after it is pasted. Therefore, you must have pasted it somewhere. It may not be in the location you thought, but it should still be somewhere on your drive.
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  5. Posts : 1,382
       #5

    Everything utility or FileSeek utillty can help find that "hidden" file.
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,178
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #6

    In the future when that happens immediately use CRTL-Z (undo).
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