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DVD drive crash, lost files

Q: DVD drive crash, lost files

Just wondering if anyone can help. My dvd drive crashed when i was burning files onto a dvd. now all the files are gone. anyone know what i can do to access the files on the dvd? do data recovery programs really help? has this happened to anyone else? is there a way to retrieve the already burned files, or is it a lost cause?

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A: DVD drive crash, lost files

No files left on the hard drive? What program did you use to copy the files to the DVD drive? Can you read the DVD on another computer?
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A:System crash - Image Restore - Lost initial Files - How to get back?

Did you restore an image of the exact Data you had on your previous Operating system?
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A:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

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I still need help with this problem and I need to move files off of the Acer too so that I can free up storage space.
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A:Lost files on USB drive

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Recent Items in Windows Explorer = shortcuts

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A:Lost all files from system drive?

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A:Hard Drive failure and lost files

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A:Need help locating my files that were lost from the partition drive


I read your other threads and it looks like these were all missing before you started posting and it did not happen while you were going through the process of cleaning with the help here at this forum.

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Try viewing the contents of the drive with SequoiaView.
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A:Error Writing To Drive H: Files or Data may be lost

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A:BSOD system crash while transferring files to my external hard drive.

Hi -

The bugcheck on the lone dump -

0x3b (0xc0000005,,,) = system service threw an exception - 0xc0000005 = memory accesss violation

- Remove Daemon Tools/ Alcohol120

- Update these drivers -


LHidFilt.Sys Wed Apr 22 20:05:22 2009 (49EFB0C2)
LMouFilt.Sys Wed Apr 22 20:05:26 2009 (49EFB0C6)
atksgt.sys Sun May 17 09:36:34 2009 (4A1012E2)
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Driver Reference -

If BSODs persist, run the Driver Verifier --

Windbg Logs

Regards. . .





Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
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System Uptime: 2 days 12:48:30.446
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!xxxMNOpenHierarchy+17f )
Bugcheck code 0000003B
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A:Post-crash/reboot, how can I find out what files I had open before the crash?

Hi esinohm and welcome to TSF !

Several MRU (most recently used) lists are stored in the registry, but you won't find a single list with all the programs that were opened at a given time.

This article discloses the location of the MRU lists for office documents :;en-us;826208

Latest opened and saved files will also appear in the recent document menu in the start menu. There's a setting that allows you to see recently opened documents in the start menu properties : right-click the start menu => properties => customize next to start menu => advanced.

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A:Deleted User Account, Selected Keep Files, lost all files

Hello Abe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what went wrong, but this is a perfect example of why you should always back up anything that you do not want to lose first to be safe.

I hope Recuva may be able to recover your files for you.

Did you have any system images or Windows backups to restore them from?
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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How exactly are you adding these images to cd ?
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I think, the easiest solution is your case would be set it as you like, and back it up.

For this purpose I have made two script solutions for you.

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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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Originally Posted by jel322

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the mail, addresses / contacts & calendar are all in the .pst file.

Set Windows, if XP, to search hidden files & folders.

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please help!!!

A:lost files help!!!!

There is commercial software available that can usually recover recently deleted files. Many of them will will allow you to download and run them in a free demo mode that will scan your hard drive and report what deleted files it found the chances of recovery. You have to then purchase the software to actually recover the files.

Have you tired searching for the files just in case they were moved instead of deleted?

Have you considered setting up separate log-in accounts for family members on your computer. A password protected log-in would make it almost impossible for someone to accidentally delete or modify your files and make it more difficult for someone to deliberately get to your files and delete them.
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A:Lost Files - PLEASE HELP!

Files don't normally just vanish...even if the transfer of such is interrupted abruptly.
Use the following tool to search all drives for the files in question, Everything Desktop Search, .
If, in fact, the files have "disappeared", you can then try recovery software.
You can search for all graphics just entering *.jpg or whatever file extension your files are using.
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did you do a repair install?
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If you have more than one user on your computer, be sure to logon in your name. If you are the administrator, you should find your documents under:
C:\Documents and Settings\your name\My Documents
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A:lost some files

Hi, and welcome to TSF!

Do you have the program StopZilla installed? If so, reinstall that and it should fix the error.
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