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Kudos0

Possible Hack

I believe I may have been a victim of an online hacker.  All of my old work related files are no longer in the folder that they were in on my hard drive.  Some of the information contained in the files was sensitive in nature.  So I have two questions for the community:

1) Is there any way to know for sure that's what happened to the files?

2) Anyway to recover them? 

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Kudos0

Re: Possible Hack

What's your OS - is it possible that your PC has automatically upgraded to Windows 10 & moved all your files into a Windows.old folder?

Virginia/Twilight Princess. Windows 10 Pro 64bit, iPhone X, iPad Pro 9.7".
Kudos0

Re: Possible Hack

Hacking is not the most probable explanation.  There are many other ways that files can go missing.  Please read the following article for steps to take to see if you can find and recover the missing files.  You should use the computer as little as possible in the meantime to prevent possible overwriting of the missing files, which would lessen their chances of recovery if they have been accidentally deleted.

http://www.howtogeek.com/169344/how-to-recover-a-deleted-file-the-ultima...

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