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Vince
03-04-2006, 06:16 AM
In the thread "Change shortcut location/target" Greg wrote,
"Right-click My Documents in Windows Explorer, select Properties, then click Move."

I did that, forgetting that some idiot programer :mad: had thought that My Documents was a good place to save multi GB movie files?! :mad: :mad: There was a 900GB movie in there and windows could not put all the My Documents files on the receiving partition. In fact only the movie files got moved and all the rest have dissapeared! They are not in the old location or the new one; nor are they in the recycle bin. HELP PLEASE

I am using XP Home with NTFS partitions.

beama
03-04-2006, 07:55 AM
you could try Restoration availalbe from www.snapfiles.com (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.html)
Its worked for me in the past but its not 100% maybe worth a try though

pctek
03-04-2006, 08:24 AM
Have you done a search of the HDD to see if they went somewhere?

Strommer
03-04-2006, 09:14 AM
There was a 900GB movie in there

So where did you get that terabyte HD?

Greg
03-04-2006, 09:58 AM
Yeah a more accurate file size might be helpful

Rob99
03-04-2006, 10:27 AM
PCi File Recovery (http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm)
GetDataBack (http://www.runtime.org/)

Vince
04-04-2006, 05:14 AM
you could try Restoration availalbe from www.snapfiles.com (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.html)
Its worked for me in the past but its not 100% maybe worth a try though

WhenI made my post last night I was about to go to bed. I was feeling quite panicked and pressed for time. In the cold light of day I remembered that I had Restoration. I am currently sorting through 25000+ deleted files. I have found some of the lost already.

About the 900GB movie file, that should have been 9.00GB, actually 3 movies.

Of course I made a classic blunder; not backing up the folder before making the move. :blush:

Thanks for your responses :)

Vince
05-04-2006, 06:48 AM
Just so you all know,

Moving data between hard drives is risky; it has happened to me twice now! If you move a folder you will loose it's contents, (only the folder moves) but you can drag and drop files OK.

Restoration found a lot of files (they are all corrupted) but not the ones from my doccuments. I have looked everywhere. They are gone. :horrified

It would have been so easy to coppy the folder to the desktop first

starrekin61
05-04-2006, 07:26 AM
Try this: http://ebcd.pcministry.com/ Hope I did that right.
If those files are on your drives this should find it. It's an emergency boot cd that downloads as an ISO. Burn it and run it. It's a little technical, but pretty self explanatory, and it will find all files on a disk whether they've been deleted or not and restore them.
I know it works, 'cuz it's saved my stupid butt a few times! ;)

SolMiester
05-04-2006, 01:32 PM
Just so you all know,

Moving data between hard drives is risky; it has happened to me twice now! If you move a folder you will loose it's contents, (only the folder moves) but you can drag and drop files OK.



Sorry bud, but that statement is absolutely rubbish...