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accidentally moving folders in explorer with drag/drop

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    accidentally moving folders in explorer with drag/drop


    On rare occasions, I've accidentally moved an entire folder or files to the wrong place via drag/drop in Windows explorer (dropping too soon).
    Sometimes it would take me a while, but I was able to find where I accidentally dropped my files and restored them manually.
    To help in the future if this happens again, is there a log file where Windows stores copy and move actions in Windows explorer to make it easier to resolve this type of accident in the future.

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    No log or trail you can look at. All you can do is search for the folder name you moved.

    I use Everything Search for tasks like this, makes it easy to do.
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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  4. #4


    Posts : 123
    Win8.1


    Did you try "Ctrl+Z" that works to undo last move if you have administrator level access.
    EDIT: this works for standard user accounts too.
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    Did you try "Ctrl+Z" that works to undo last move if you have administrator level access.
    EDIT: this works for standard user accounts too.
    +1 That is what I was going to suggest.
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  6. #6


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Same here.
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accidentally moving folders in explorer with drag/drop
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