A user accidently moved a large folder e:\doc\WW to another folder e:\doc\SS. The user tried to move or copy it back to e:\docs\. For some reason the user hit "Cancel." Now the folder isn't in the old location e:\doc\SS\WW and I now have only a partial copy of e:\docs\WW where she was trying to move it to. Where are those files now?
And can I get them back?
This is urgent, of course. I used a recovery program to find deleted items, and there were none from the folder in question.
Note: I would have normally recovered these files from a backup. But WIndows backup stopped working in August, and I didn't realize it until I needed it. But that is another issue.
I found this answer online for Vista. Will it work on SBS 2011?
You could use these methods to look for it:
System Restore is not for retrieving Data; but you have a strange problem:
Do System Restore in Safe Mode, if unable to do it in Normal Mode.
Try tapping F8 at startup, and from the list of startup selections, select Safe Mode by using UP Arrow Key to go there > then hit Enter.
Try a System Restore once there, to pick a Restore Point before your problem..
Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore > pick a different time > Next > etc
Read the above for a very good Graphical display of how to go back more than 5 days in System Restore Points by ticking the correct Box.