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Help...file sharing and deleted all files!

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I just bought a new computer and needed to transfer all my documents, pictures, videos etc. from my old computer to the new one. I have never used file sharing a decided that that would be the easiest way to do so. Having never file shared, I did not know that if I dragged all the files from the window with my old computer's files to my new computer's files that they would disappear off of my old computer.

After successfully moving all my documents from my old computer to my new computer, I decided to try to move over my pictures. Since there were so many files and it would take a long time I decided to leave while it was moving everything over . Unfortunately, one of my computers went into hibernation which interrupted the file sharing. When I went back to my old computer I recognized that all my files were gone and my new computer had only received one file.

I now know that I should have copied the files to the new computer instead of dragging them straight into a new folder. Is there any possibility of recovering my pictures from the old computer? I already tried system recovery and that did not work. I had years of pictures and would hate to think that they were deleted :)

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They are very likely still on the original computer's hard disk except now Windows has marked the space they occupy as "free space" which is why you can't see them any more. Check the Recycle Bin first and if they aren't in there you should try some file recovery software. A few are here but you can use Google search to find others:


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