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My File Is Gone But The Folder Is Still There. Is There Any Way To Recover It?

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My File Is Gone But The Folder Is Still There. Is There Any Way To Recover It?

  If you use your computer frequently, you must be familiar with the folder. The folder has a special place to store the file which can protect the file in a better manner. And it provides an address pointing to the corresponding space. And sometimes the folder still exists, but the file inside is lost. It is a very annoying problem.

"Today, when I clean the files on the D drive in my computer, I found a strange folder. It was empty and there was nothing inside. After I carefully checked it, I found that it was the folder with several important files. I don’t know why the audio files are completely lost. I want to know if I can restore them?"


If you are experiencing the same loss problem, please continue to read the text. I believe that after reading it, you will know how to restore the original file in the empty folder in the shortest time.

Method 1: Restore files through the CMD command prompt interface

When the file in the folder disappears, it is very likely that the file is set to a hidden file, so it cannot be directly seen. The specific steps for retrieving are as follows:



Step 1: Please click the "Start" button and find "Run" to click;


Step 2: Type in“CMD” in the interface that appears to enter the command prompt interface.


Step 3: Type in 'dir/a D:’ and click the Enter key. You will see all the files on your hard drive, including the hidden folder files.


Step 4: Then enter: attrib -h -r -a -s X:\ filename in turn to restore your hidden audio files.



This is a recovery method for finding hidden files. So if there is a virus infection or a mistaken deletion and there is only one empty folder left with lost files? Please follow the instructions below.


Method 2: Retrieve your lost audio using UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free


This is an all-in-one free data recovery software for different loss situations. With the three-step simple operation provided by UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free, you can restore the audio files in your folder in the shortest time.


Let UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free show you how it solves your troubles by retrieving lost audio files for you through the detailed steps below.


Step 1: Enter the software to choose the format of the lost data


First of all, please open the UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free. The format selection interface of the data appears in front of you.

There are two lines of icons on the interface for you to select, which represent files of different formats. You need to restore the audio type files, then please check the first icon from the left of the first line.


When the check is done, a small circle with a check mark will appear in the lower right corner of the icon. At this time, you can click the “Next” button on the right, as shown below.



Step 2: Select the location where the audio file was originally located.


At this point, you will enter the disk selection interface. All you need to do is to select the disk where the lost data was originally located.


The audio file you lost is originally stored on the D drive. Please select your D drive to display a small circle with a check mark at the far right of the line that shows the disk name. You can click the "Scan" button on the top right to scan your D drive, as shown below.



File Search: Scan your disk


The scanning process takes a certain amount of time. The length of time is determined by the data stored in the scanned disk. The larger data will take the longer scanning time, as shown below.



Normally, if you have a 2GB audio file in your D drive, you only need a few seconds to complete the scan. Please wait patiently.


UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free has two scanning methods to choose from, one of which is the fast scan that is currently done. The advantage is that the scanning speed is high, which can save you a lot of time but may not scan out deep files.


But don't worry, if the fast scan can't retrieve the lost audio file for you, there is another deep scan to help you solve the problem. But it will take a little longer, and the deep scan will be explained in the next step.


Normally, fast scan can retrieve the target file. But in order to ensure the recovery effect, it is still recommended that when you scan the lost file first, perform a fast scan first and then perform a deep scan.


Step 3: Select your lost audio for recovery


Once the scan is completed, you can browse through all the files stored on your D drive through the left side of the interface.


You need to browse all the files on the scanned disk, find the missing audio file and select it. Then click the "Recover" button in the upper right corner, as shown below.



If you don't find the missing audio file by the fast scan, don't be worried. Please click the "Deep Scan" button on the upper part of the interface, and UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free will do the deep scan for you. Please wait patiently, as shown below.



After the deep scan is completed, find your lost audio file from the list of scanned files, select and click the "Recover" button. And your lost audio will be restored intact, as shown below.


Through the above three steps, you can easily recover the lost audio files in the folder. If you have not used the data recovery software before and are not very familiar with the operation of the computer, don't worry. Follow the prompts in each interface to make it easy to recover files.

"I have used UnCutData Recovery, it is really great! I was finding a way to recover the lost files according to the loss cause. As a result, I can use this software to recover the files lost for any reason. I am really happy with the audio files coming back."

The above is the remark from Ms. Davya after using it. If you have experienced the inexplicable loss of the files in the folder, you can get the genuine software below and you can download the free trial version which can help you restore 200MB data.

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