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Subject: Lost file
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: vaac-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 09 Jul 2006 22:08 PDT
Expires: 12 Jul 2006 15:10 PDT
Question ID: 744808
Would anybody have some advice how to find a file whose name I forgot
and I also forgot the subdirectory in which I stored it, but I
remember that it was stored on  or about June 28 06. If there is a way
to list all files in all subdirectories by date regardlesss of
subdirectory I would probably recognize it.

Clarification of Question by vaac-ga on 12 Jul 2006 15:04 PDT
Thank you all for your comments.Athoug they may work it took less time
to recreate the file than to search for it. I therefore cancel this

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 12 Jul 2006 15:07 PDT
To cancel your question, click the grey button that says "Cancel
Question." It should be in the upper right area of the screen.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Lost file
From: probonopublico-ga on 09 Jul 2006 22:14 PDT
More than likely an Advanced Search for a name or phrase that appears
within the file is the best way to go.

You probably remember something memorable from within the file?

A Search should throw up all possibilities - with dates, etc. 

That's what I do.
Subject: Re: Lost file
From: machinist-ga on 10 Jul 2006 02:09 PDT
You can list all of the files (including sub-folders, dates and
whatever attributes you choose to) and export the list into a text
file for easy viewing via Command Prompt.

Start the command prompt by clicking on START button, then choose RUN 
Then type command: CMD
Then hit OK

Once you have the Command Window open, just type in (or paste from
here) the following line:
cd C:\

It'll put you in the root of your C drive.  If the current letter
showing something else and not C, simply type in:

Once you are in the root, enter the following:
 dir *.* /s /od >C:\dir.txt

After it's done running you'll have a dir.txt file on your C directory
listing all of your files on C drive categorized by directories

(You can then do the same for D drive)

Note:  by typing "dir /?" you'll be able to learn about other options
available to you

In the dir.txt listing you can then search files there by specific
date.  Hope it helps!
Subject: Re: Lost file
From: tinkutr-ga on 10 Jul 2006 08:41 PDT
You said that you don't know the Name; but you should know the file
type (such as.mp3 or .dat or .mpg)You can use the extention in
combination of advanced search of the date base in Windows search from
start menu.

1. Open Start menu
2. Search
3. Select all files and folders
4. Then click on "When was it modified?" and select the date.
5. if you Know the File size you can specify it too.

I Think this will Help. Tinku.T.R

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