Windows 10: File Recovery - Seemingly Perma-deleted Library

Discus and support File Recovery - Seemingly Perma-deleted Library in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm a massive idiot, I know. I essentially had two music libraries - the default system one in C:\users\x whatever, and then my own on a secondary... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jahewitt, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. jahewitt Win User

    File Recovery - Seemingly Perma-deleted Library


    I'm a massive idiot, I know.


    I essentially had two music libraries - the default system one in C:\users\x whatever, and then my own on a secondary hard disk at M:\Music. I was clearing through some stuff, and essentially deleted the wrong folder. My entire music collection was in that folder and, because it was so big (40-50GB minimum) it bypassed going to the Recycle Bin and disappeared into non-existence.


    I'm now trying to use some software (this one's called Restoration, found it on CNET) to recover my files as I know that it won't have been deleted but merely earmarked as vacant, overwriteable space on my secondary disk. However, I'm having zero luck. I tried to restore library defaults and I got the folder back on my M:\ drive, but none of the contents. Searching for specific things that I know should be coming up results in nothing on this software.


    How best to proceed? Because there's some stuff in that which are irreplaceable! Either could you recommend some better software (please free, as I am but a poor student), or tell me what I'm doing wrong?


    Many thanks!

    :)
     
    jahewitt, Feb 15, 2019
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  2. Delete a Library in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for being part of Windows 10.

    I appreciate you for providing details about the issue and we are happy to help you.

    I would suggest you to restore the Libraries and then try deleting the Library folder.

    Follow the below steps.

    • Press Windows + E keys from the Keyboard to open the
      File Explorer.
    • Locate Libraries from the left pane.
    • Right click on Libraries and select Restore default libraries option from the list.
    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Harshavardhan Rathod, Feb 15, 2019
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  3. NdMk2o1o Win User
    Best free file recovery

    My mate was doing a back up and somehow managed to delete a lot of important files and photos, he has downloaded a program called pctools which does file recovery and it finds the files though to recover them he has to pay, he is a bit dubious about paying before the recovery incase it doesnt do as advertised, does anyone know of any good free file recovery apps that actually work.

    The files shouldnt be too hard to recover as they were just deleted from the recycle bin and the drive hasnt been formatted, any help appreciated.
     
    NdMk2o1o, Feb 15, 2019
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  4. niciuffo Win User

    File Recovery - Seemingly Perma-deleted Library

    RAID0 recovery?

    Hmm okay, and how do I restore them? With a recovery software? Can you suggest one that works, maybe freeware? (I remember the name Recuva...)
     
    niciuffo, Feb 15, 2019
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