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  1. #11

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    No it shouldn't. Try looking in the other locations to see if you may spot it.

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  2. #12

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    Been looking in all "drives" for my files. A stupid question: How do I use File manager the right way to find files? I have a folder called "Work". How do I search through the entire hard drive to find it, how do I write the search string?
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  3. #13

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    I'm afraid that I don't know how to use a search feature if there in Peppermint.

    You might see if using a Linux USB may work better.

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  4. #14

    As someone who has run into the same problem, and has lost all of a customers data, I have developed a "better safe than sorry" method of data recovery from a non-bootable hard drive.

    Anything you do that can write to the drive, can wipe out valuable data. READ ONLY is what needs to be done, and the safest way to do that is to remove the hard drive from its parent PC, and slave it to another PC where it can be read, (read only) and the data copied off of that HD and saved to the main drive on the PC. Then it can be safely burned to DVD's for safe keeping.

    I've had to do this for my customers, more times than I like.

    Then I run CHKDSK /f /r on the slaved drive, from my main drive and OS, and more times than not, that restores the drive to BOOTABLE condition.

    If you were nearby, I'd say "bring in over here and I'll fix it for you".
    But before you permanently overwrite your data files, you might want to get that little PC to a professional PC Tech that can possibly save your data for you.

    Good Luck!
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  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by frafroe View Post
    Been looking in all "drives" for my files. A stupid question: How do I use File manager the right way to find files? I have a folder called "Work". How do I search through the entire hard drive to find it, how do I write the search string?
    The data that you are looking for is either in 366GB Volume or 977GB Volume. From peppermint File Explorer, double click on 366GB Volume then click on Tools from the menu->Open Terminal Windows on current folder, then type: find . -name Work -print
    If it does not find it then do the same for the 977GB Volume

    Edit: In Linux, everything is case sensitive. So if the folder is Work then you should type Work with capitalized W.
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