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Recover removed files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm running SyncToy 2.0

     

    I had 105 files on the LHS and 23 files on the RHS.

     

    I ran a sync .... expecting the new files on the LHS to be copied across to the RHS.

     

    Instead, all of the the new files in the LHS were removed and didnt go into the Recycle Bin.

     

    Is there any way I can recover them?

     

     

    Friday, October 3, 2008 10:11 PM

Answers

  • You are going to have to recover them using a recovery program. But can you explain more in detail what you did so that SyncToy removed these files. Were the new files on the left originally on the right as well and you deleted them from the right ? Can you check that you have "Send all deleted files to the Recycle Bin" set as an option on your folder pair?

     

    I am sorry about the loss of your data.

     

    Thanks

    Deepa

     

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 6:16 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Try an emergency recovery program that you can run from a CD or thumb drive. Don't use the internet and don't install any files on your drive that lost the files.
    Saturday, October 4, 2008 2:57 AM
  • You are going to have to recover them using a recovery program. But can you explain more in detail what you did so that SyncToy removed these files. Were the new files on the left originally on the right as well and you deleted them from the right ? Can you check that you have "Send all deleted files to the Recycle Bin" set as an option on your folder pair?

     

    I am sorry about the loss of your data.

     

    Thanks

    Deepa

     

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 6:16 PM
    Moderator
  • I wanted to sync to files on 2 separate disks.  I started to copy the files on the one disk to the other and then pair the two folders.  Making a copy of the files from one disk to the other was taking too long (approximately 6 GB), and I cancelled the copying.  Therefore there was only a quarter of the files on the 2nd disk.   Using synctoy, I ran a synchronisation between the 2 folders and synctoy obviously deleted the files that hadn’t copied across.  No confirmation or warning messages were displayed.

     

    I've run a couple of data recovery tools on the disk.  It hasn’t been successful.

     

    The purpose of making a copy of the files on the 2nd disk was for backup purposes, and synctoy was supposed to be the "backup utility".  Ironic isn’t it, that the utility to make a back caused the irretrievable loss of data.  I'm devastated.

     

     

     

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 9:27 PM