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Restored Files from Recycle Bin not in Previous Location

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    Restored Files from Recycle Bin not in Previous Location

    Good Morning All,

    I have a friend who was deleting downloads and accidentally deleted her documents folder as well (Folder was stored on a external portable hard drive). She went to the recycle bin and clicked the file and chose restore, it showed all positive signs and removed it from the recycle bin, but there is no trace of where it went. It is not anywhere on the external hard drive (which was connected when she did the restore from recycle bin). I tried searching everywhere and there is no sign of it, any idea where it went? We tried downloading a free data recovery program, but it is still scanning and will take another 4 hours just wanted to reach out to you all and see if anyone has heard of this before and how to fix it?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    What does it say when you right click the Recycle Bin and click Properties?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Brent, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Copy the shell command below into the address bar of File Explorer and press Enter to see if it will take you to the Documents folder's location.


    Hope this helps,
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