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My OS is win 7 Prof 64 bit and when I was using the windows explorer, I clicked on a directory, and I am not sure what then after.  But the directory disappeared.  I checked the deleted folder, it was not there, and a search did not reveal anything.
Another time, the same thing appeared, but the directory appeared on top of the C:\windows icon.  Not sure what is going on.  please give me a clue of what may have happened.  Thank u.
jegajothyretiredAsked:
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GaryCommented:
Are you sure you didn't drag and drop it somewhere else?
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jcimarronCommented:
jegajothy --
What happened?  I have no idea.  Is the Directory still missing?
Run a Search using Everything.
http://www.voidtools.com/
Search for both the directory itself and some words from a few files.

If no success run a System Restore before you made that problem click.

If still no luck see if you can find that directory using Recuva.
http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In addition to the above posts about finding the folders, give consideration to NOT using drag and drop. It is error prone and any botched mouse movement with your finger can lose a folder.

Use Copy and then Paste as two different operations. This is much safer for you and this is how I copy files. I also copy and paste first to check and then delete second (instead of move). Safety in operation is important as it protects my files.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to jcimarron, the directory completely disappeared.  While in the 2nd case, the directory landed on the top of the listing in WExplorer of the C drive.  My access program was able to  load the file that was in that directory, and I quickly changed the name, and it then appeared again in the C: drive.
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GaryCommented:
You can alway try restore if you have it enabled
Right click in the folder where it resided,> Properies
Previous Versions tab
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Thank u for the advice by John Hurst, I will follow this in the future.  just tried to save some extra key strokes which landed me in hot soup.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
thank u for all the suggestions.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@jegajothy  - You are very welcome and I was happy to assist.
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jcimarronCommented:
jegajothy--
You are welcome.
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