Windows 10: Lost a bunch of data, how to get windows to stop looking for it?

Discus and support Lost a bunch of data, how to get windows to stop looking for it? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Basically I was trying to repair a raid 1 in my bios, thought i had it, but instead i ended up losing everything. Years of work stuff just gone in an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Etetherin, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Etetherin Win User

    Lost a bunch of data, how to get windows to stop looking for it?


    Basically I was trying to repair a raid 1 in my bios, thought i had it, but instead i ended up losing everything. Years of work stuff just gone in an instant. (if you know of a way to get it back let me know but pretty sure its just gone.) It didnt tell me it was going to format the drives at all.


    Now windows 10 has a bunch of stuff in the uninstall list that cant be found, a bunch of stuff in the windows start menu that cant be found, when i type to search for something it pulls up options for things that do not exist. Just generally everything is jacked now as far as windows thinking things are some where but they are not.

    Anyway to fix this?



    Thanks

    :)
     
    Etetherin, Apr 20, 2020
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  2. Lost data from hard drive, what to do now?

    Well, I'm sorry to hear that it's a WD My Passport that failed on you, @tomhenry ! *Frown Lost a bunch of data, how to get windows to stop looking for it? :(
    I'd recommend you to try using a different USB cable with it and see if that will help your system to detect it without it disconnecting.
    I'd also suggest you to go to Disk Management and see how the drive is listed there. It won't hurt to check up on the health and SMART status of the HDD by running the QUICK and EXTENDED tests from the WD's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. Here's a link to the available software: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=11ZOpD

    Give these troubleshooting steps a try and keep us posted with the results!
    SuperSoph_WD
     
    SuperSoph_WD, Apr 20, 2020
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    Regarding your issue with contact list that is lost in Windows live mail, we suggest to check this thread:

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    Phillip Pio, Apr 20, 2020
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  4. Kem Mon Win User

    Lost a bunch of data, how to get windows to stop looking for it?

    LOST DATA ONENOTE

    Hi Jeff,





    There are a lot of possible factors for this matter. To isolate the issue, I have a couple of questions for you:




    • Were there any changes made before the issue occurred?

    • What activity triggered the issue?

    • Were there any error messages appear before your device went to repair mode?

    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?



    I recommend that you perform a system restore and see if you can still recover the lost data. To perform a system
    restore, follow these steps:




    • Go to
      Control Panel.

    • Change
      View to Small icons.

    • Choose
      Recovery.

    • Click on
      Open System Restore.

    • Choose the restore point to when the issue is not occurring.



    For more information, check to the article entitled
    "Recovery
    options in Windows 10"
    and refer to the instructions under
    Restore from a system restore point.



    We'll waiting for any updates from you.



    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Apr 20, 2020
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