Hi folks...I am a bit shaken now, as I may have lost thousands of hours of work. I am hoping that someone here is reached who can help me, here's what I did: The last four months I worked hard at organizing my life's works & current businesses in "folders" on my desktop - and have learned those should have been shortcuts.
In my final cleaning today, in my Richard icon folder, their was desktop, and then within that another desktop. Since I have been getting a baloon notice in the lower right saying I am running out of recovery disc space, I thought I must have duplicates as they both had the same size.
I deleted one, i thought. it was 6000+ files...and a baloon came up saying file names were too long for the recycle bin, do I want to delete permanently? OK i said.
when it was done my desktop files were gone, and they are not in the recycle bin.
when I open either the drives or the recycle bin...a baloon comes up about the desktop not being reachable. I know..I should have been doing some kind of back up. It is alot to go into here, but if there's anyone out there in here who wants to help me...I will thank them somehow, including cleaning their bathrooms. Those files represent thousands of hours of work, and my hope to recover from the loss of 5 jobs in 2 years (they all went under).
Please fwd as needed, and thank you for any help.