Windows 10: Recovery folder is empty but still takes up 15 gb

Discus and support Recovery folder is empty but still takes up 15 gb in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; WINDOWS 10, HP LAPTOP, SSD, IDK THE GRPAHICS CARD (sorry it deleted my title cause it was having trouble loading and I just wrote one fast) Short... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/AdeptBerry, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Recovery folder is empty but still takes up 15 gb


    WINDOWS 10, HP LAPTOP, SSD, IDK THE GRPAHICS CARD (sorry it deleted my title cause it was having trouble loading and I just wrote one fast)

    Short version as title says, long version:

    I believe my fan is what's causing the funny noises and is slowing my laptop down. Was told to open up the case and clean out the fan. I am in the process of backing up my files and it's giving me anxiety cause i dont want to lose them and this just threw me off. it's an HP idk what model or graphics card but i was told cheap SSDs are usually not good and HP is a printer company so also not a good brand. Any help is welcome, even if you wanna yell at me to always back up files!

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    :)
     
    /u/AdeptBerry, Jan 12, 2021
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  2. yogurt_21 Win User

    Data recovery software

    The Big Useful List Of Free Useful Programs To Use Usually For Free

    click the top spoiler and then look down to recovery.

    All of the suggestions in the old threads were consolidated into that one.
     
    yogurt_21, Jan 12, 2021
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  3. Folder locked and dissapeared after unlock

    Well here's something i found on this:

    http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-475786-lost-my-files-in-folder-lock

    But it doesn't work here , i don't have that folder.

    Can somebody help me searching for a solution , tnx.

    EDIT:

    I did that and that's when the folder just disappeared but the data is still there, the program is very confusing about restoring files , it says that "files should become unlocked automatically" ... so where the heck are manual unlocking instructions.

    It's not an encrypt , it's just a password lock , so data is all open. The problem is, i would get like 225 GB of individual files off the HDD recovery , i just want the harder way of accessing the folder but getting the folder structure , where can i find the time to SORT 220 GB of data omg.
     
    RuskiSnajper, Jan 12, 2021
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  4. enso Win User

    Recovery folder is empty but still takes up 15 gb

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
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