Re: Is It Possible To Undo File "Limbo" Without Reformating Drive?
Defragging restored the lost space, and the 30gig of files are all gone -
should take about two weeks to reload those CDs. Word of advice to anyone
managing multiple user accounts - make sure you grant your "Administrator"
account full control of all file types in all locations by all users before
making any changes. Also make sure you've COMPLETELY set up every single
program (including the OS) under each "User" as there are NO global settings
in Vista, IMHO there should at least be global OS settings, but live and
Also I've learned the hard way that the System Restore utility has been
rendered virtually impotent in Vista, was great in XP, unfortunately it now
automatically deletes restore points -greatly reducing your options. Frequent
system backups (esp file structure) are your only protection from file loss
under this OS.
CHKDSK didn't work but it pointed my thought process in the right direction
- thanks for the assist Schefold.