I've lost a folder in My Documents (not in Recycle Bin and i've tried searching)...

By banno
Nov 21, 2007
  1. I was working on a word document within one of my 'job folders' in my documents last week. This morning i turn on my computer and go to the folder and its gone. Now the folder was one of about 5 within the one job folder, and its the only one missing (of course this is the important one). Its not in the recycle bin (which hasn't been deactivated), its not hidden (i've gone into the tools and selected show hidden folders), i've tried searching all files, folders and hard drives on the computer. It was in recent documents but it can't find the file location. No i haven't done a backup since i created this folder.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What version of Word was the missing document created with?
  3. banno

    banno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720)
  4. tob-tob

    tob-tob TS Rookie

    Try to use recovery software. E.g. Recuva. It is free. This app will show you the files you can restore and it is possibale tht you'll see the one you need.
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