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Old 11-07-2018, 11:30 AM
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Default FYI for windows 10 users

This morning I was unloading some pictures from a weekend trip off of my work phone. I plugged into a windows 10 computer, made a new folder for my pictures and "cut" them off the phone, into the computer.


While I was waiting for them to copy, I was selecting more pictures on the phone's folder, and accidentally "click and dragged" a selected bunch, which for some reason makes a new copy inside the folder you're in. Thinking like this is windows 7, I said oh, okay, lemme just do a quick control-Z to undo.

Instead of undoing the copy I just did, it undid the creation of my new folder on my computer. It took out all the pictures that were in there. They just vanished. Not in the recycle bin, not showing up with file recovery. Nothing. A google search yields similar results with people loosing things from pictures, to programming projects, and other crap.

Just be aware that when you hit Control-z in windows 10, it does not care if you just copied files into that new folder. It will likely just get rid of the new folder you made and completely "lose" those files that were in it.
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Old 11-07-2018, 2:32 PM
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I have been using computers heavily since the late 80' s and have never felt the need to use CUT function, I avoid it. Copy paste or drag drop only.
Did not know CTRl Z would undo a previous function past the one you were on. I have had the issue where you click/drag a bunch of files and windows glitches and instead duplicates. Did you try doing a paste function when the file vanished? Maybe the cut still had the files in memory?

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Old 11-07-2018, 2:35 PM
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Yup, lesson learned for me, that's for sure.
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Is your phone an iphone? I think the reason that happened is that windows cannot put a photo back on the phone. It's one way only. It's a limitation of IOS. So when it tried to do it and failed, it just disappeared.
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I have been using computers heavily since the late 80' s and have never felt the need to use CUT function, I avoid it. Copy paste or drag drop only.
This. Never never never use "cut"
Always select, copy/paste, then after the process is done, go back to the source and delete.
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There are third party programs that can find the deleted files. Did you try one of those?
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:26 AM
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yeah this changed in windows 8 if i recall correctly, they got a lot of flack for it but stayed the course. i guess there was a greater demand for delete rather than undo.
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Copy. Paste. Delete.
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This. Never never never use "cut"
Always select, copy/paste, then after the process is done, go back to the source and delete.
This. There's no reason not to do this. There are many things which can go wrong during a "move" operation, which is essentially what copy/paste does. If you copy first, you can redo it or change it if something goes wrong and the source data is still there.

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This. There's no reason not to do this. There are many things which can go wrong during a "move" operation, which is essentially what copy/paste does. If you copy first, you can redo it or change it if something goes wrong and the source data is still there.
Or copy it to two separate hard drives
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RECUVA free software has worked for me and others at work..

Will recover recently deleted files.. Pretty decent track record..
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Review all actions and results before delete.
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Copy. Paste. Delete.
This. I NEVER cut and paste. Ever.
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There are third party programs that can find the deleted files. Did you try one of those?
Yeah, I tried a few. The problem is that I found (and that I read), was that the files don't actually get "deleted". They just disappear into some weird dimension between "deleted" and "not deleted". No third party recovery program I found worked.

Absolute absurdity if you ask me. Win 95/98/me/xp/vista/7 all did the same thing when you cut and used "undo" by accident.

That'll be the last time I ever used the cut function
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Is your phone an iphone? I think the reason that happened is that windows cannot put a photo back on the phone. It's one way only. It's a limitation of IOS. So when it tried to do it and failed, it just disappeared.
If this was the case it could be a limitation of iTunes and iPhones as a combo-burrito?

iPhone the problem?
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