pollyp23

Explorer Has Lost All My Porn!

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A hidden subdirectory with 20 years of videos, pictures etc, has just disappeared.

 

Nothing in the recycle bin, nowt.

 

Any ideas?

 

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Try running malwarebytes or similar - I had a virus a while ago  that appeared to delete all my data. In reality it had just hidden it and recovery was fairly simple.  Not sure why it should only have affected a hidden directory tho'

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It's probably still there somewhere. Have you tried "Recent Places" or used "Search" against a file/photo name?

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Set explorer to show hidden folders then scroll through your patent folders.

I also found this as a way of searching hidden folders:

Open an Administrative Command Prompt:

Click Start, type cmd into Search box

Right click cmd.exe and click Run As Administrator

Continue on the UAC prompts as needed.

Make sure the Command Prompt window says Administrator in the title.

Assuming it's drive C: type these two lines (If not, change the drive letter as needed) :

CD /D C:\

Dir /AHD /B /S *.*>"%userprofile%\Desktop\HiddenFolders.txt"

This will list every hidden folder on drive C and put the list into a text file on your desktop named HiddenFolders.txt

DG

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is it not in your backups?

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Any luck Polly?

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Any luck Polly?

DG

Yup, I've got it all back, but had to pay £20 for a 'free' undelete type program, all the other 'free' ones would only do so much...

 

Still that's not a lot to pay for getting it back!

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Great news, never nice losing data of any sort.

DG

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Yup, I've got it all back, but had to pay £20 for a 'free' undelete type program, all the other 'free' ones would only do so much...

 

Still that's not a lot to pay for getting it back!

 

now back it up.....

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now back it up.....

Well, that's going to be difficult since its on an external HDD that is password protected, always unplugged at both ends and explorer is set to only display none hidden files.

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Well, that's going to be difficult since its on an external HDD that is password protected, always unplugged at both ends and explorer is set to only display none hidden files.

does your external drive have a drive letter?  If so you should be able to copy the files using a command window and DOS commands.  If not use FTP.

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Send it all to me for safe viewing keeping  :wacko:

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Yup, I've got it all back, but had to pay £20 for a 'free' undelete type program, all the other 'free' ones would only do so much...

 

Still that's not a lot to pay for getting it back!

 

Was that ransomware  or just a normal undelete program ?

photorec  is a good recovery / undelete program and free.

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Was that ransomware  or just a normal undelete program ?

photorec  is a good recovery / undelete program and free.

Not sure what ransomware is? Of the 5 or 6 I downloaded all recovered the files but then asked for various sums of money to complete the task.

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Send it all to me for safe viewing keeping  :wacko:

Then you'd see me in action: not a good thing...

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I wouldn't be looking at you :)

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