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Files missing from folders on backup drives

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    Files missing from folders on backup drives

    I am discussing a hard drive labeled “DATA D:” which represents a hard drive in the optical bay of a Windows 8.1 laptop. I did install, create and label it as such. I am also discussing a folder labeled “D:” located near the top of “This PC”. I did not knowingly create this folder and I do not know where it came from. I have never before opened nor copied anything into this folder. I’ve always used the “DATA (D” partition to store data and backup images.

    Please note the 2 PNGs which show the items in question.

    I frequently image the C: drive to the “DATA (D” hard drive and to USB drives using Acronis True Image and have copied and pasted this “DATA (D” partition onto the USB backup devices. For months I’ve noticed that gigabytes of files are missing from folders on the “DATA D:” hard drive and several USB backup drives. I don’t think I’ve lost any folders. This is mostly (perhaps only) documents and MP3 files. Of course a partial explanation is that I unwittingly copied empty folders to the USB drives and that the original loss occurred on the “DATA (D” hard drive.

    For some time I’ve noted this “D:” folder being present. Thinking that it was just a library link I never opened it until today and it contains a large number of automatically renamed files, most of which are MP3 files that have been automatically renamed and were all originally copied to the “DATA (D” hard drive. They are not there anymore.

    I do use Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and on occasion the microphone has been left open.

    Where could this “D” folder come from? What is the “D” folder significance and how does it relate to libraries. Why/how were they renamed?

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails D MissingFiles.PNG   D UnknownOrigin.PNG  

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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    When you use Acronis True Image, you are using its boot DVD and its menu [after DVD is booted & ATI is picked from 1st menu], correct? Can your Dragon software interrupt this booted DVD?
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    Thank you but I use ATI software in W8 to restore but on several occasions in past 2-3 years the ATI DVD was used after BSOD. Always (This is probably only time I can be certain of that.) the DNS is closed before any image or restore.
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