WinXP---find lost file

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KA9J, May 31, 2018.

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  1. KA9J

    KA9J Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was updating my online log, and I intended to drag the WSJTX log program into a desktop folder that I use to move the log to so I have a place to import it to the logging program. I think I let go of the mouse button too soon, and pooof....the file was lost. It was no longer in the WSJTX log folder, and it never got to the usual folder. I did a search using WINXP's search, and then I tried Recuva in case the file had been deleted. Neither way found a trace of the file. I found several old versions of the file, but the current version never appeared. Any ideas of what else I can do? There were several good contacts on the latest that aren't on the version that's about a week old.

    Frank KA9J
  2. AG6QR

    AG6QR Subscriber QRZ Page

    Open a command prompt, and type:

    cd \
    dir /s <name>

    But put the actual file name in place of <name>.
  3. KP4SX

    KP4SX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Ooops! I did that once (or similar). It moved instead of copied and when I was done I deleted it. If you run JT Alert you can use its log to recreate the missing contacts.
  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Look in the Recycle Bin.
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  5. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    When you first upgrade, back up. backup backup. I know, it's sometimes a hassle, but it beats having to recreate files, if even possible. Some people back-up daily. I do a file back up weekly, and a full image on a monthly basis. then again, I don't keep financial or personally on my computer HD; that's either on a CD, +/-DVD, or flash disk, in more than one place. IF my computer gets hacked, the hackers will say "DUH! WHY did we bother?"

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