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Folder with Content Missing it was there till last night

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    Folder with Content Missing it was there till last night

    Folder with lots of Content is completely Missing it was there up till last night and early morning i used it, i just closed lid not shut down laptop it goes to sleep and shuts down automatically i slept back for a couple of hours.

    The laptop could have fallen from 2ft height by the worker because when i opened the laptop some applications/programs were open including webcam i asked everyone i know and trust everyone and non had touch it so now i am freaked out either it is NSA, it fell but how can it delete the folder is it falls and other folders are in place? third someone really deleted it but my mother and sister don't know much and the worker can't operate such device even if she can the the folder was in C drive.

    Also note I did not active backup. Estimated date in the folder was 60GB and if it was deleted its not in recycle bin, i checked through the program tuneup utilities no deleted folder by that name there either. So how did it vanish...

    Any sort of advise and help would be appreciated it, the folder has credit cards infos, bank infos, ebay and amazon infos apart from other important documents i can live without movies-music.

    PS. can heartbleed bug cause such problem? or it is confined to internet?

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    hi, PuzzledUser

    Try to change settings to show hidden files. Open what empty folder click ALT, V and HH.

    If nothing shows you need deleted files recovery tool like recuva.
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    Maybe HDD got damaged in the fall ? You should check it ASAP.
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    Wind 8.1

    This is my speculation that laptop might have fallen because various apps were open i don't know nor so i see any physical or any other damage i turned the laptop on all day today so no problems at all. There is one thing when i check C Drive is it sometimes 320gb sometimes 322gb sometimes 340gb i mean i don't know what is this problem...i hope it is not Windows 8.1 that after some update deleted my Folder but if it had to than why other folders are intact. I am trying file recovery software but unable to recover much data that i was hoping. i don't know it is NSA or who. My laptop is 11 months old in great shape HP touchsmart i have faced no problems all these months.

    Could it be due to internet explorer 11?
    Window 8.1 went retard?
    If i contact MS they will never believe or accept that due to their OS 8.1 some update caused to delete folder [hint similar to OSX] i do not keep backup files and other update files of window 8.1 it make my system heavy means i can't go to earlier point.
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    The first thing i would recommend is to check whether the folder which is missing can be recovered from "Volume Shadow Copy". Shadow copies are created by Windows every time a system restore point is created. If you are lucky, you will find a shadow copy dated yesterday which may probably contain the missing data.

    Please refer this guide for more info : Recover Files with Shadow Copies on Any Version of Windows Vista

    ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders - Windows 7 Help Forums
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