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Something very unsettling has just happened. 1.6 TB of data is gone...

Virus files stolen erased

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Ok... I don't know what to think right now. I just noticed that 1.6 TB of data is now missing from my computer. It was in a folder titled Windows.000 because it was a backup from when i upgraded to Windows 10.


Windows.000 is completely gone. There is nothing left. There's nothing in my Recycle Bin and my C:\ drive properties says 1.9 TB FREE.


It feels like somebody physically came into my house and stole my data and deleted it. I'm freaking out right now... Please help....  


I've never seen a virus be capable of this sort of thing. Am I overreacting?? 

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Read the section on 

What Is the Windows.old Folder?

especially the bit about:


But, don’t wait too long — Windows will automatically delete the Windows.old folder to free up space after a month.




Then read this




especially the part:


The Safest Way to Recover a Deleted File
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