Windows 10: Missing subdirectory in Explorer


  1. Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 10
       14 Sep 2016 #1

    Missing subdirectory in Explorer


    I have a directory called CARS with four subdirectories called FORD, CHEVY, DODGE and VW. These are not the real names but I rename them for simplication. The VW directory contains several files. I have been using these files for over a year. Today the VW subdirectory is gone! This has happened before in Windows 7 and 10 and the missing subdirectory is located under another directory. Not sure how they have wandered away but in the past I have simply located them and dragged them back to their correct location.

    When I do a file search today for any of the files in VW I get a blank. Any idea where the VW subdirectory and files might have gone?
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  2.    14 Sep 2016 #2

    Many times, by accident you drag a file into a nearby directory by mistake.
    If you have done a search for your lost files and come up with nothing, you may have mistakenly deleted them.
    Use the free Recuva software to try and Recover (recuva) them. I have had the best luck with GetDataBack.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 10
       14 Sep 2016 #3

    Thanks spunk, I'll get Recuva and try it.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1607) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       14 Sep 2016 #4

    This may be due to corruption of the disk's file structure. Has the system crashed recently? If so, CHKDSK may be able to find and recover them.
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