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    My C drive kept getting full, so a friend ran Advanced SystemCare v9 trial version from the internet, asking it to clean and to remove duplicates. Immediately afterwards I discovered that many folders of photos and videos have been totally emptied. The same friend ran Pandora Recovery and it only recovered a small handful of files, not the thousands that have gone missing. I have backup for most of them except one file that I had intensively worked on over the last 2 weeks. Completely empty. The folder is still there but empty. The folders next to this one in the menu seem to be fine (if they have lost some content I cannot know, but they are not emptied). The missing JPEGs and videos are all from D drive. There's a photo with a sample of what is missing in one area.

    I had AVG antivirus which claimed my computer was clean. After all the files went missing I uninstalled that and loaded the latest BitDefender Total Security and that too says my computer is clean.

    I've just found a whole lot more photo folders totally emptied and they all say that were last modified at the time and on the date that ASC was running. A lot had not been touched recently so it is not just recent folders that have been emptied. The "last modified" times are each a minute or two apart during the time that ASC was running.

    I feel sick! My friend keeps trying to blame a virus, but I say that the fact that all the emptied folders were last modified during the hours that ASC was running is more than suspicious.

    I can get the photos back from backup or the camera memory cards but all the editing and naming will be gone.

    Please HELP!!

  • #2
    Try to restore with http://www.easeus.com/download/data-...-software.html

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    • #3
      Thanks Daskalos. The supercial scan didn't bring up anything of note, but the Deep Scan which is going to take 2 hours is showing the file folder names which were affected and showing 134,028 files. That's going to go well beyond the free limit, so I guess that they will ask me to pay soon. Worth it if it works.

      But whatever caused ASC to do such a dastardly deed and selectively delete so many valuable files?

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      • #4
        Before 1 year i had the same problem. one Partition was lost with many Pics of 20 years!

        Easus has fixed all after 3 hrs working and paying 100$ about. But im happy again!!

        well i never had use the dublicate function! I tested only a preview and it found abou 10 files with together 100 bits about. But no Pics!!! OK: all my pic are on partition E. And im fixing only the Partition C !

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        • #5
          It's not good news. I paid to buy the full version of EaseUS but it didn't bring back the missing files, only duplicates of ones which weren't missing. Unfortunately I may be using their 30 day money-back guarantee. I still have emptied folders all over the place at random. See photo. I will contact EaseUS support and see if they can help. Meanwhile, I've removed every trace of ASC from my computer. I'm very scared of it now. Moral of the story: Backup before letting anyone "help" with your computer.

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          • #6
            Hi Dayyana,

            So sorry for the situation. Did you check your recycle bin since the files will be deleted to the Recycle bin?

            Please download Undelete tool from http://wikisend.com/download/269574/Undelete.exe to see whether those files can be retrieved.

            Thanks.
            IObit Support Team --
            If you're happy with our products, please tell your friends, families and colleagues about IObit and IObit products! We'd be very grateful!

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            • #7
              Yes, of course I checked the Recycle Bin. There was nothing important in there. Chrome warns me against using the link you sent, saying that it is malicious. I don't want to risk further damage so I am still without a solution.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dayyana View Post
                It's not good news. I paid to buy the full version of EaseUS but it didn't bring back the missing files, only duplicates of ones which weren't missing. Unfortunately I may be using their 30 day money-back guarantee. I still have emptied folders all over the place at random. See photo. I will contact EaseUS support and see if they can help. Meanwhile, I've removed every trace of ASC from my computer. I'm very scared of it now. Moral of the story: Backup before letting anyone "help" with your computer.
                Unfortunately, it happens from time to time. No one's perfect=( Try some good alternatives
                Last edited by Scannan; Jul. 18th, 2019, 14:57.

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