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Reliable, affordable file recovery

Postby Expugnator » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:18 pm

Hi guys,

Feel free to delete this thread, but I didn't want to post about this in a forum of strangers. Please PM me if you can help.

I got tricked by a Windows 10 update. When the computer finished launching and W10 had updated, it opened as a temp user. SO, my files from the User Documents folders were gone. I needed to work on them so I moved them (from three specific folders) into that temp user's folders.

Computer shut down, and when I turned it on again the files were all gone. My normal user was restored and the temp user was gone with all its recently "added files" (those I had manually moved from my normal user's folder to the temporary user's one). They were deleted permanently as over 200gb of files were free again, as I checked on disksspace available.

I found a couple of recoveral softwares but they ask for nearly a hundred US$ plus it's a mess, with several other files being displayed altogether. I wish I'd be able to simply point to those three folders and restore them.

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Re: Reliable, affordable file recovery

Postby tomgosse » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:39 pm

I think the problems is that you are signed in with as a temp user. Try restarting your computer and sign in as your user name. See this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12386/windows-10-find-lost-files-after-update
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Re: Reliable, affordable file recovery

Postby Expugnator » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:43 pm

I managed to restore the default user, but the problem is that meanwhile I had already moved all my documents manually to that temporary user's folder, and once it was gone so were the files.
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Postby rdearman » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:09 pm

There is a opensource utility you could look at using. http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/

It can undelete files and do file recovery. It will be more work but should be good.
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Re: Reliable, affordable file recovery

Postby Adrianslont » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:09 am

Expugnator wrote:Hi guys,

Feel free to delete this thread, but I didn't want to post about this in a forum of strangers.

This warmed my heart. Good luck with the files.
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Re: Reliable, affordable file recovery

Postby zenmonkey » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:47 am

Before using a third party software have you looked into the "file history" of the folder you moved the files from originally?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/re ... e-history/

It probably won't help, but it is the first step to check.
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