Re: accidental delete of downloads directory, need to restore, urgent!
The first question is whether system restore is operating on the machine. If so, the machine is probably using a feature of system restore called Shadow Copy. Shadow Copy makes copies of your files and folders as they were when the restore point was made. I don't know if you work with it in the same way in Windows 10 as in earlier versions of Windows. I almost never use it aned I'd have to look at how it is done in Windows 7 to describe the procedure. It may well be the same, given my recollection of the interface concerning using Shadow Copy in Windows 7. But you don't run something called Shadow Copy. You use a feature called "previous versions."
Since I don't have Windows 10, I'll let others describe how to check to see if it is on. After you find out, if it is on, I'll look at how to see and restore from Shadow Copy. But just running a restore point probably won't restore the folder. If you are using the downloads default folder, it probably isn't reverted as part of system restore. You would probably have to use Shadow Copy for that.
And that may be the same for other folders that aren't used as program and system and Windows folders.
----- Original Message -----
David, take a look at this.
From: David Mehler
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accidental delete of downloads directory, need to
Thanks, that was the first thing I tried, nothing! It's not in there.
This machine must be set to not send stuff to the recycle bin, I
didn't think that was even possible.
Other suggestions welcome!
On 5/18/19, Geoff Eden <geden1@...> wrote:
> Good morning Dave, how distressing! However, the cure is simple.
> Open search with your Windows key, and type recycle.
> This should open your recycle bin within which you can arrow to your
> downloads folder which you had deleted. Press the applications key and
> select restore.
> If it's a large folder it may take some time to follow your actions.
> Good luck
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Mehler
> Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:40 AM
> To: techtalk
> Subject: [TechTalk] accidental delete of downloads directory, need to
> restore, urgent!
> I don't usually cross post, so please forgive this posting.
> I need help quite urgently actually. I made a mistake and accidentally
> deleted my download directory in my user profile, this is on a win10
> pro 64 machine. The download folder was highlighted and I hit delete,
> I wanted to delete another folder not downloads so I realized I was on
> the wrong folder, hit tab to no or what I thought was no and hit
> enter, as I did my machine shut down. It's having a heating problem
> that I'm going to partially address today and fully address with a new
> case. On reboot I found that download directory was gone. I need to
> get it back. It's been quite a while since I've had to do this, help!
> Any help appreciated.