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TheObserver
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Folder Color change caused folder to disappear

Post by TheObserver » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:31 am

I had a very important Folder on my external HDD, which I recently marked -red- in Cinnamon. After the marking of the folder I tried to open it but it kept on loading until some error appeared. I hit "unmount" and mounted the ext HDD again but the folder was gone. I booted up my windows 7 which showed the folder but did the same thing, it tried loading, but took forever. I unmounted, Windows showed an error with the hdd when I mounted it back up gain, when I checked for the folder it was also gone.

This folder was very important, I had dozens of documents in it that I need. How can I recover them?
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Re: Folder Color change caused folder to disappear

Post by tovian » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:35 pm

Did you create and populate this folder under Linux or Windows?

If Windows, I have had very good luck with the free RECUVA program from Piriform (which is a highly-trusted software company).

If Linux, try Googling "AlternativeTo RECUVA" and see what they recommend.
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Re: Folder Color change caused folder to disappear

Post by JoeFootball » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:35 pm

For Linux, I've heard that PhotoRec and TestDisk are helpful in this regard.

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Re: Folder Color change caused folder to disappear

Post by TheObserver » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:41 pm

Will try, thanks!
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