Thought I'd defrag a partition, clicked properties, disk cleanup, and there were two options 1 was recycle bin with 0 files the second was 'Catalogue files for content indexer'.
When I highlighted this second option, the advice at the bottom said.
The Indexing Service speeds up and enriches file searches by maintaining an index of the files on this disk. These files are left over from a previous indexing operation and can be deleted safely.
Yes folks just lost eighty plus gigs of data. it left the folders only and a few config files in them. And ( file indexing is turned off in the system info)
I have no idea why this option is there and the missinformation it espouses. I tried a small file restore program but it advises to copy to a different drive which is not available to me. So upon restoring some of the files I could find I got about a one percent success rate. I have not tested these files as to their completeness as yet.
Has anyone experienced this dissaster?
Mr microsoft.. why???