My "moved" files disappeared in windows explorer?

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I created a new folder. Call it "!dummy" . I "right clicked" on another
    folder that was already existing called:"monkey" and "moved" the old folder
    and files into the new folder using the "drag" command-- all on the same
    drive.
    Now the folder name "monkey" appears in the new folder
    "!dummy" but ALL of the files disappeared and the directory reads 0...where
    did all the internal files of "monkey" go? Are they recoverable? Norton
    UnErase doesn't show them and they are not in the recycle bin. (I even tried
    finding them in "safe" mode)
    Is the "!" in the folder name the problem?
    How, PLEASE, can I find the missing files. All I tried to do was move a
    folder to a new folder and WHAM...trouble.
    Thanx for your help...
    --
    http://www.jollymoon.com
     
    Guest, Oct 6, 2006
    #1
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  2. Guest

    gobby Guest

    Jolly Moon wrote:
    > I created a new folder. Call it "!dummy" . I "right clicked" on another
    > folder that was already existing called:"monkey" and "moved" the old folder
    > and files into the new folder using the "drag" command-- all on the same
    > drive.
    > Now the folder name "monkey" appears in the new folder
    > "!dummy" but ALL of the files disappeared and the directory reads 0...where
    > did all the internal files of "monkey" go? Are they recoverable? Norton
    > UnErase doesn't show them and they are not in the recycle bin. (I even tried
    > finding them in "safe" mode)
    > Is the "!" in the folder name the problem?
    > How, PLEASE, can I find the missing files. All I tried to do was move a
    > folder to a new folder and WHAM...trouble.
    > Thanx for your help...
    > --
    > http://www.jollymoon.com
     
    gobby, Oct 6, 2006
    #2
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  3. Guest

    gobby Guest

    Jolly Moon wrote:
    > I created a new folder. Call it "!dummy" . I "right clicked" on another
    > folder that was already existing called:"monkey" and "moved" the old folder
    > and files into the new folder using the "drag" command-- all on the same
    > drive.
    > Now the folder name "monkey" appears in the new folder
    > "!dummy" but ALL of the files disappeared and the directory reads 0...where
    > did all the internal files of "monkey" go? Are they recoverable? Norton
    > UnErase doesn't show them and they are not in the recycle bin. (I even tried
    > finding them in "safe" mode)
    > Is the "!" in the folder name the problem?
    > How, PLEASE, can I find the missing files. All I tried to do was move a
    > folder to a new folder and WHAM...trouble.
    > Thanx for your help...
    > --
    > http://www.jollymoon.com
     
    gobby, Oct 6, 2006
    #3
  4. Guest

    gobby Guest

    Jolly Moon wrote:
    > I created a new folder. Call it "!dummy" . I "right clicked" on another
    > folder that was already existing called:"monkey" and "moved" the old folder
    > and files into the new folder using the "drag" command-- all on the same
    > drive.
    > Now the folder name "monkey" appears in the new folder
    > "!dummy" but ALL of the files disappeared and the directory reads 0...where
    > did all the internal files of "monkey" go? Are they recoverable? Norton
    > UnErase doesn't show them and they are not in the recycle bin. (I even tried
    > finding them in "safe" mode)
    > Is the "!" in the folder name the problem?
    > How, PLEASE, can I find the missing files. All I tried to do was move a
    > folder to a new folder and WHAM...trouble.
    > Thanx for your help...
    > --
    > http://www.jollymoon.com
     
    gobby, Oct 6, 2006
    #4
  5. Guest

    gobby Guest

    Jolly Moon wrote:
    > I created a new folder. Call it "!dummy" . I "right clicked" on another
    > folder that was already existing called:"monkey" and "moved" the old folder
    > and files into the new folder using the "drag" command-- all on the same
    > drive.
    > Now the folder name "monkey" appears in the new folder
    > "!dummy" but ALL of the files disappeared and the directory reads 0...where
    > did all the internal files of "monkey" go? Are they recoverable? Norton
    > UnErase doesn't show them and they are not in the recycle bin. (I even tried
    > finding them in "safe" mode)
    > Is the "!" in the folder name the problem?
    > How, PLEASE, can I find the missing files. All I tried to do was move a
    > folder to a new folder and WHAM...trouble.
    > Thanx for your help...
    > --
    > http://www.jollymoon.com
     
    gobby, Oct 6, 2006
    #5
  6. Guest

    gobby Guest

    Jolly Moon wrote:
    > I created a new folder. Call it "!dummy" . I "right clicked" on another
    > folder that was already existing called:"monkey" and "moved" the old folder
    > and files into the new folder using the "drag" command-- all on the same
    > drive.
    > Now the folder name "monkey" appears in the new folder
    > "!dummy" but ALL of the files disappeared and the directory reads 0...where
    > did all the internal files of "monkey" go? Are they recoverable? Norton
    > UnErase doesn't show them and they are not in the recycle bin. (I even tried
    > finding them in "safe" mode)
    > Is the "!" in the folder name the problem?
    > How, PLEASE, can I find the missing files. All I tried to do was move a
    > folder to a new folder and WHAM...trouble.
    > Thanx for your help...
    > --
    > http://www.jollymoon.com
     
    gobby, Oct 6, 2006
    #6
  7. Guest

    gobby Guest

    Jolly Moon wrote:
    > I created a new folder. Call it "!dummy" . I "right clicked" on another
    > folder that was already existing called:"monkey" and "moved" the old folder
    > and files into the new folder using the "drag" command-- all on the same
    > drive.
    > Now the folder name "monkey" appears in the new folder
    > "!dummy" but ALL of the files disappeared and the directory reads 0...where
    > did all the internal files of "monkey" go? Are they recoverable? Norton
    > UnErase doesn't show them and they are not in the recycle bin. (I even tried
    > finding them in "safe" mode)
    > Is the "!" in the folder name the problem?
    > How, PLEASE, can I find the missing files. All I tried to do was move a
    > folder to a new folder and WHAM...trouble.
    > Thanx for your help...
    > --
    > http://www.jollymoon.com
     
    gobby, Oct 6, 2006
    #7
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