Accidently moved folder in program files
Posted 05 March 2011 - 03:34 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 03:38 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 03:43 AM
Edited by ArtOfShred87, 05 March 2011 - 03:44 AM.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 03:55 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:06 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:05 AM
There are a couple of ways to gather this information but for this case I would recommend "Last Changed Files" from File.net. This program will scan any directory chosen by the user and show the most recently modified or created files for that directory. It's a very simple program and has been scanned by VirusTotal.com (click here for results) to be malware free.
Steps for your particular case:
- Open "Last Changed Files" program
- Click on "Browse" on toolbar in upper left hand corner
- Select the folder you want to check (in your case the programs folder)
- Let it scan the folders properties (it may take a while based on folder size)
- When the scan finishes check the "File date" column for the date the file was moved
- If you have done this recently, it should show the folder that you moved on that date
Hope this is helpful, if not let me know we'll try a different approach if necessary (i.e. Windows "search" function).
Edited by Matriculated, 05 March 2011 - 08:14 AM.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:36 PM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:55 PM
ok so ive done the chkdsk both options, automaticly fix file system errors- turned out no problems. scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors- did come up with errors and it told me they were fixed. i tried to back up again i got the same message... so i'm assuming that the hard drive is failing. i have kept good maintenance on this computer i just dont see why it is giving me so many problems. as far as my attitude, what can i say i have anger issues and frankly im suprised i havent smashed the computer yet.
Was the issue on your previous post as above in February ever resolved, the one I worked on with you, as if it was NOT, as this new thread tends to suggest
my computer was kinda freezeing up on me
then whilst everyone is keen to help, that is why we work on here, it does appear to me that little progress can be made, on this issue.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 05 March 2011 - 06:55 PM.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:03 AM
i am having trouble installing the standalone application for the .net 4.0 framework, i dont know what the problem is though when i clicked the exe an error screen came up and said unspecified error.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:38 AM
Using the "Last Changed Files", were you able to browse to the "Programs" folder and specifically scan that folder? The "Folder" information is in the column to the right of the "Filename" column.
The trick is to realize that not to many files would have been added to the "Programs" folder for the day in question (i.e. the day you accidentally moved the folder). Therefore, if you match the "File date" column (the day that you moved the file by accident) and any new files (and folders) for that date you then would be able to deduce what folder you moved.
To elaborate further, unless you installed a plethora of programs on that day it should be pretty obvious what folder does not belong. If you prefer, perform the above steps and then attach a screenshot(s) showing the day that you accidentally moved the file. The windows "Search" feature option is vary similar to this and requires a few extra steps so lets try this easier option first. Attach the screenshot(s) if your still having trouble discerning the accidentally moved folder from the rest.
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