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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 6:01:03 AM

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This isn't really a Windows question, but I don't know where I would
find the answer. Maybe you know the answer or where to find it.

How do I find a directory that was lost when I unzipped a file to it?

Using windows 98 and Winzip, I unzipped a zip file to "here", the same
directory in which the zip file was located, E:\download. The moment
I did that, the whole Download directory disappeared. Norton Undelete
didn't find it. I think the FAT entry was overwritten rather than that
anything actually "deleted" it.

I haven't written to the E: partition since then, and there are no
Windows icons in it (the ones that appear on the screen change their
date, fwiw, whenever they are clicked on.)

I'm thinking with Norton Diskedit, I can set the directory entry, or
its entry in the FAT back the way it was beforehand, but I'm pretty
sure I need advice. (I have a backup for part of the Download
directory, but not the most recent entries.)

Thanks.

Meirman
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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 6:51:26 AM

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In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion on Tue, 12 Apr 2005 02:01:03
-0400 meirman <meirman@invalid.com> posted:

>
>This isn't really a Windows question, but I don't know where I would
>find the answer. Maybe you know the answer or where to find it.
>
>How do I find a directory that was lost when I unzipped a file to it?

Never mind. It's been lost for 18 months, but I just found it!

Somehow e\download got moved and became a sub-directory under e:D os,
which was the directory one line above c:\download.

I don't know how unzipping to "here" could have caused this, but it's
immediately after that that I noticed it was missing and searched for
it.

The only thing I can imagine is that with a mistaken mouse-move, I
moved the directory *before* I did the unzip, and didn't realize I had
done anything unusual. A little strange since I had to go to that
Download directory to find the file I wanted to unzip.

160 files and 200 megabytes. I'm glad I got them back. :) 

>Using windows 98 and Winzip, I unzipped a zip file to "here", the same
>directory in which the zip file was located, E:\download. The moment
>I did that, the whole Download directory disappeared. Norton Undelete
>didn't find it. I think the FAT entry was overwritten rather than that
>anything actually "deleted" it.
>
>I haven't written to the E: partition since then, and there are no
>Windows icons in it (the ones that appear on the screen change their
>date, fwiw, whenever they are clicked on.)
>
>I'm thinking with Norton Diskedit, I can set the directory entry, or
>its entry in the FAT back the way it was beforehand, but I'm pretty
>sure I need advice. (I have a backup for part of the Download
>directory, but not the most recent entries.)
>
>Thanks.
>
>Meirman


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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 9:32:45 PM

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Unzipping probably didn't cause it. More likely an accidental mouse
movement - it's very easy to do and not notice.
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"meirman" <meirman@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:mgrm51dfbj8a5t252ectvef28p6577m6h0@4ax.com...
> In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion on Tue, 12 Apr 2005 02:01:03
> -0400 meirman <meirman@invalid.com> posted:
>
>>
>>This isn't really a Windows question, but I don't know where I would
>>find the answer. Maybe you know the answer or where to find it.
>>
>>How do I find a directory that was lost when I unzipped a file to it?
>
> Never mind. It's been lost for 18 months, but I just found it!
>
> Somehow e\download got moved and became a sub-directory under e:D os,
> which was the directory one line above c:\download.
>
> I don't know how unzipping to "here" could have caused this, but it's
> immediately after that that I noticed it was missing and searched for
> it.
>
> The only thing I can imagine is that with a mistaken mouse-move, I
> moved the directory *before* I did the unzip, and didn't realize I had
> done anything unusual. A little strange since I had to go to that
> Download directory to find the file I wanted to unzip.
>
> 160 files and 200 megabytes. I'm glad I got them back. :) 
>
>>Using windows 98 and Winzip, I unzipped a zip file to "here", the same
>>directory in which the zip file was located, E:\download. The moment
>>I did that, the whole Download directory disappeared. Norton Undelete
>>didn't find it. I think the FAT entry was overwritten rather than that
>>anything actually "deleted" it.
>>
>>I haven't written to the E: partition since then, and there are no
>>Windows icons in it (the ones that appear on the screen change their
>>date, fwiw, whenever they are clicked on.)
>>
>>I'm thinking with Norton Diskedit, I can set the directory entry, or
>>its entry in the FAT back the way it was beforehand, but I'm pretty
>>sure I need advice. (I have a backup for part of the Download
>>directory, but not the most recent entries.)
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>Meirman
>
>
> Meirman
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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 10:02:43 PM

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In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion on Tue, 12 Apr 2005 17:32:45
+1000 "Jeff Richards" <JRichards@msn.com.au> posted:

>Unzipping probably didn't cause it. More likely an accidental mouse
>movement - it's very easy to do and not notice.

I guess so. I"ve issued an order that all my mice attend precision
classes starting tomorrow at 5:30 AM. They will be trained for both
day and night duty.

Any suspected of collaborating in the "accidental" mouse movement will
be subject to disciplinary action, including imprisonment, loss of
rank, and dismissal.

Others that fail to perform adquately after training will be
transferred to other duties.

Meirman
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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 3:28:09 AM

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Next time re-open your zip app, the last unzipped archive should be listed.
Select the files to unzip and note where it defaults to unzipping them. ( Don't
actually unzip them.)
Check the noted path to see if that's where the files are at.

--

Brian A. Sesko
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"meirman" <meirman@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:mgrm51dfbj8a5t252ectvef28p6577m6h0@4ax.com...
> In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion on Tue, 12 Apr 2005 02:01:03
> -0400 meirman <meirman@invalid.com> posted:
>
>>
>>This isn't really a Windows question, but I don't know where I would
>>find the answer. Maybe you know the answer or where to find it.
>>
>>How do I find a directory that was lost when I unzipped a file to it?
>
> Never mind. It's been lost for 18 months, but I just found it!
>
> Somehow e\download got moved and became a sub-directory under e:D os,
> which was the directory one line above c:\download.
>
> I don't know how unzipping to "here" could have caused this, but it's
> immediately after that that I noticed it was missing and searched for
> it.
>
> The only thing I can imagine is that with a mistaken mouse-move, I
> moved the directory *before* I did the unzip, and didn't realize I had
> done anything unusual. A little strange since I had to go to that
> Download directory to find the file I wanted to unzip.
>
> 160 files and 200 megabytes. I'm glad I got them back. :) 
>
>>Using windows 98 and Winzip, I unzipped a zip file to "here", the same
>>directory in which the zip file was located, E:\download. The moment
>>I did that, the whole Download directory disappeared. Norton Undelete
>>didn't find it. I think the FAT entry was overwritten rather than that
>>anything actually "deleted" it.
>>
>>I haven't written to the E: partition since then, and there are no
>>Windows icons in it (the ones that appear on the screen change their
>>date, fwiw, whenever they are clicked on.)
>>
>>I'm thinking with Norton Diskedit, I can set the directory entry, or
>>its entry in the FAT back the way it was beforehand, but I'm pretty
>>sure I need advice. (I have a backup for part of the Download
>>directory, but not the most recent entries.)
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>Meirman
>
>
> Meirman
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