Documents file disappeared when laptop went to sleep during move

I had a busted profile so I was moving files into another folder so I could transfer them to a new profile (I know I should have copied and paste rather than move).  The machine went into sleep mode during the transfer and now the documents folder is empty on both the original and the new folder.  I haven't written anything to the machine since this happened.

Is there an easy way to recover the files without going into a full blown file recovery via linux?
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Try booting  Ubuntu to search the entire PC.

A live CD can be used for a quick demo or test of Ubuntu. Try Ubuntu without any changes to your machine! Windows or whatever you use normally is unaffected after trying this and then rebooting.
IT JediIT Dept. ManagerCommented:
download piriform Recuva.
Try Previous Versions:
1. Right-click C:\ in (My) Computer > Properties > Previous Versions tab
2. If it's blank, click on 'How do I use previous versions?' and it will populate.
3. Click on <Logical Drive Name>(C:) for the date before the move > Click 'Open'
   (In the Window that appears it will have the Day and Date in the address bar)
4. You can copy directly from this folder to C:\Users to restore the profile.

If the Previous Versions tab won't populate, then 'Restore Points' might be disabled.

Edit: As TheITJedis said, Recuva free version is very good. I recently used it to recover all 617 .jpg/.mov from a formatted SD card. Very nice. You would point it to C:\Users and let it go overnight.

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