Files found using search but Missing from C:

Posted: 09-12-2008, 07:28 PM

Had some issues with my login profile, basically when I selected m
account and entered my password and I was given some message about bein
unable to load my profile. Luckily I had two administrator logins.
Initially I tried just changing the password to my account to see if an
changes to the account may solve the corruption. In the end I jus
removed the account and created a new one. I selected keep files whe
prompted

Since then, I have lost some wmf files which took my several hours t
download from a Camcorder. These were stored in the Users\Public\Video
directory. The files show up when I search for them but when selectin
one of the missing files I get the following message

<filename> refers to a location that is unavailable etc....

The hard disk usage shows that these files must still be taking u
space even though they are missing from the directory

Is there any way of retrieving these files

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Files found using search but Missing from C:


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SIW2
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Re: Files found using search but Missing from C:
Posted: 09-12-2008, 08:13 PM

When you selecting one of the missing files, I assume you are clicking
on a shortcut? In that case , it could be the details changed since you
deleted the user account.
Try looking under the proerties tab of the shortcut and see what it
says under the General tab for Location, and under the shortcut tab for
Target.

You may find it works again if you precisely recreate the user profile
you deleted.

Alternatively, you may need to recover them from the hdd - using

'CONVAR & PCinspector Data Recovery Datenrettung recupero dati
datarecovery récupération données'
(http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file...htm?language=1)

or

'Glary Utilities' (http://glarysoft.com/gu.html)

Be aware that if those files have been deleted, any writing to your hdd
may overwrite them - keep your pc activity to a minimum until you have
recovered your files - and download the recovery program and recover the
files onto a separate drive or partition, if you have one.

If you only have one partition you may be able to create another
smallish partition without damaging the files - depends how big your hdd
is, and how full it was. Recovery onto a separate partition is likely to
be more successful

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95...partition.html

Hope this helps

SIW2


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Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: Files found using search but Missing from C:
Posted: 09-15-2008, 04:01 AM
The "Shadow Copy" feature in Windows Vista can be used to recover a lost
file. See:

Recover deleted files using Previous versions (Shadow Copy) in Windows
Vista:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/re...windows-vista/

See also:

Deleted files are shown when performing a search in Windows Vista:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/de...-search-vista/

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The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"The Tanster" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Had some issues with my login profile, basically when I selected my
> account and entered my password and I was given some message about being
> unable to load my profile. Luckily I had two administrator logins.
> Initially I tried just changing the password to my account to see if any
> changes to the account may solve the corruption. In the end I just
> removed the account and created a new one. I selected keep files when
> prompted.
>
> Since then, I have lost some wmf files which took my several hours to
> download from a Camcorder. These were stored in the Users\Public\Videos
> directory. The files show up when I search for them but when selecting
> one of the missing files I get the following message :
>
> <filename> refers to a location that is unavailable etc.....
>
> The hard disk usage shows that these files must still be taking up
> space even though they are missing from the directory.
>
> Is there any way of retrieving these files?
>
>
> --
> The Tanster

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Re: Files found using search but Missing from C:
Posted: 09-15-2008, 09:40 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. Here's some feedback for anybody els
with the same problem

Rames
I only have Vista Home Premium so the shadow copy facility i
unavailable

SIW
The files I was trying to access wasn't a short cut it was the actua
file name and the location it should have been present in. Anyway
downloaded both the suggested utilities. The first one didn't work a
all. The second one (Glary Utilities) was a real Gem. It found severa
registry errors and when I looked at the disk analyser I found the file
in C:\$Recycle.bin\<big number>\<original directory name

You have my permission to be smug and walk about in a smooth manner

Once again many thanks to both of you for your suggestion
:cool

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SIW2
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Re: Files found using search but Missing from C:
Posted: 09-15-2008, 11:33 PM

Hi Tanste

Glad it worked out for you and that at least one of the apps.
suggested did the trick

SIW2 :

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Re: Files found using search but Missing from C:
Posted: 09-16-2008, 05:32 AM
>> I only have Vista Home Premium so the shadow copy facility is
unavailable.

Read the bottom part of the article?

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The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"The Tanster" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Thanks for the responses guys. Here's some feedback for anybody else
> with the same problem.
>
> Ramesh
> I only have Vista Home Premium so the shadow copy facility is
> unavailable.
>
> SIW2
> The files I was trying to access wasn't a short cut it was the actual
> file name and the location it should have been present in. Anyway I
> downloaded both the suggested utilities. The first one didn't work at
> all. The second one (Glary Utilities) was a real Gem. It found several
> registry errors and when I looked at the disk analyser I found the files
> in C:\$Recycle.bin\<big number>\<original directory name>
>
> You have my permission to be smug and walk about in a smooth manner.
>
> Once again many thanks to both of you for your suggestions
>
>
>
> --
> The Tanster

 
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