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1TB of games deleted out of the blue.

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So 830/931 GB got deleted from my F drive out of the blue (at least that's what I think). The drive had games only. Everything was gone in an instant , the only thing that remained were the empty game folders.

So what I was doing before that happened:

I just finished a game and uninstalled it from my ssd. Than i was thinking 'let's make some more space on the ssd' and I uninstalled some useless programs. After that I cecked my C drive (SSD) and I had ~ 48GB free space. I scanned my pc , no problem detected and than I went ahead and deleted all the scan reports that my antivirus ever made since I have my pc. Than I cecked my C drive again and noticed my F drive is empty (931 GB free of 931 GB) and I was like "wtf?"

It seems like the issue is the antivirus, but I doubt it.

 

The antivirus I have: Kaspersky Internet Security (paid 1 year licence)

Pc almost new , got it at most 2 months ago, and I installed everything.

I have no idea what happened , does anybody have any idea? plz help!

 

*Sry for any spelling mistakes, or any sort of mistakes. English is not my 1st language.*

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Did you write anything new to the drive yet?
If not, use Recuva to recover the lost files.
If you did write anything new to it, you're likely SOL.

 

As for why that happened, could be many things.
From plain inattention on your part(unlikely since the folders are still there?) to a software issue that decided it wanted to uninstall everything.(There was such an issue with the latest Windows 10 release, but that should've been pulled and fixed)

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Nope, haven't touched it since I installed all the games (1 week ago). Right now I'm downloading again all the games... but the thing is I don't want this to happend again.

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5 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

Did you write anything new to the drive yet?
If not, use Recuva to recover the lost files.
If you did write anything new to it, you're likely SOL.

 

As for why that happened, could be many things.
From plain inattention on your part(unlikely since the folders are still there?) to a software issue that decided it wanted to uninstall everything.(There was such an issue with the latest Windows 10 release, but that should've been pulled and fixed)

Nope, haven't touched it since I installed all the games (1 week ago). Right now I'm downloading again all the games... but the thing is I don't want this to happend again.

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1 minute ago, PacketMan said:

Were those games downloaded, you know, "illegally"? If so, have in mind that most antivirus see those games (or at least a couple of files) as malware (mostly steam_api.dll and so)

So maybe when deleting the "malware" you deleted the games

this is not entirely true and if an antivirus would work like this it should be deleted right away, even if it detects a file as a virus it will only delete that one file and nothing around it.

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1 minute ago, PacketMan said:

Were those games downloaded, you know, "illegally"? If so, have in mind that most antivirus see those games (or at least a couple of files) as malware (mostly steam_api.dll and so)

So maybe when deleting the "malware" you deleted the games

it would deleted the cracked files not the game files.

 

doubt it's even virus or malware related as it would mess with system drive first. Probably you messed up somewhere

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I have come across bugged uninstallers before, One time I mistakenly installed something in the main program file folder, as it didn't make a subfiolder (really hate when they are ambiguous like this). I thought I'd uninstall it and put it in its own subfolder, but it wiped the old install location, not just its own files. Suffice to say I didn't bother with that software any more.

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21 minutes ago, PacketMan said:

Were those games downloaded, you know, "illegally"? If so, have in mind that most antivirus see those games (or at least a couple of files) as malware (mostly steam_api.dll and so)

So maybe when deleting the "malware" you deleted the games

Since the economy in my country is horrible, It would take me a whole year to buy all those games (but I'm planing to buy the ones I like after I play them) . But then again I have a few more 'legal' games in my second 1tb drive , that are unharmed.

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27 minutes ago, asus killer said:

it would deleted the cracked files not the game files.

 

doubt it's even virus or malware related as it would mess with system drive first. Probably you messed up somewhere

 It still depends on how you installed the pirated game, if it was from reliable crackers it'd only go for the crack but some sketchy re-packers may contaminate every thing to the point it'd delete most stuff... hard to tell.

 

Either ways, bad HDD, pirated games, OP himself isn't certain what's going on... better not get too involved.

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On 11/25/2018 at 3:27 PM, Princess Cadence said:

 It still depends on how you installed the pirated game, if it was from reliable crackers it'd only go for the crack but some sketchy re-packers may contaminate every thing to the point it'd delete most stuff... hard to tell.

 

Either ways, bad HDD, pirated games, OP himself isn't certain what's going on... better not get too involved.

Do you have a problem with me or what?

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27 minutes ago, Pycasso said:

Do you have a problem with me or what?

Discussing pirated content is against the CoC, regardless of what state it's in. She doesn't have a problem with you persay, just what you're asking.

I'm going to go with it being a bad HDD. Might want to scan it for issues.

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57 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Discussing pirated content is against the CoC, regardless of what state it's in. She doesn't have a problem with you persay, just what you're asking.

I'm going to go with it being a bad HDD. Might want to scan it for issues.

Since I'm not a very wealthy person I took her last sentence kind off personal. I don't like to be shamed by others for the little I have, meterial and knowledge.

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6 hours ago, Pycasso said:

Since I'm not a very wealthy person I took her last sentence kind off personal. I don't like to be shamed by others for the little I have, meterial and knowledge.

Get over it tbh, they're not trying to shame you but inform you. That being said either your drive is corrupted or the files were deleted somehow. Downloading "random" files off the internet from unreputable sources could've caused it. Try to see if you get any hits with a chkdsk scan.

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Use this to check the hard drive.

CrystalDiskInfo8_0_0.exe

If this comes through clean then I suggest a complete system wipe and start over fresh.

If you have a drive in the red or yellow it is definitely a hard drive issue.

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11 hours ago, Pycasso said:

Since I'm not a very wealthy person I took her last sentence kind off personal. I don't like to be shamed by others for the little I have, meterial and knowledge.

There are times when I couldn't afford what I wanted either. Doesn't mean I'd steal it.

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

There are times when I couldn't afford what I wanted either. Doesn't mean I'd steal it.

There is always Youtube play-throughs for games at least.?

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