Recover documents lost during folder compression
Posted on 2011-09-21
So I can't quite believe my eyes. I turned on folder compression for an archive folder on my Windows 2003 server because I needed to free up some space. I'm sure I've done this thousands of times without ever having a problem. Nor have I ever heard of anybody having a problem when enabling folder compression.
Suddenly my drive has an extra 140Gb of space available. No way folder compression could be that good! So I go to the folder I just compressed and everything except 1 file is missing from one of the subfolders! I had to do a double then triple-take to be sure I'm not on drugs or something.
Has anybody ever seen this? Any recommendations on recovery options? This particular area is a temporary holding area, so I don't have it backed up. Probably not a big deal, but you know 'ol Murphy. Somebody is going to ask for the files now that I lost them!
Yes I looked in the recycle bin just because it was so strange I thought maybe I had screwed up an deleted stuff. Not there.