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I extracted my files from a memory card and put them in a folder, formatted my memory card, and after restart the files are not in the folder on the hard disk. Is there a way to return them?

I didn't create symbolic links, nor shortcuts. I used Ctrl+C--->Ctrl+V The folder is still there, but there is nothing inside of it.

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I used CTR-C -> CTRL-V –  Schrodinger May 2 '13 at 13:06
I didn't create symbolic links, nor shortcuts. –  Schrodinger May 2 '13 at 13:07
Are you sure the folder you put them in was not on the memory card? Computers tend to not forget stuff that easily. –  DrSAR May 2 '13 at 13:14
Use the shell, Luke! The GNU coreutils like cp and ls are used by many distros (and on non-Linux Unixes, and even Windows via Cygwin and MinGW). The Ubuntu file manager is specific to Ubuntu. –  Kaz May 2 '13 at 19:32
"After a restart the files are not in the folder ..." was it a clean shutdown and reboot? How soon after the copy operation did you pull out the memory card, and did you cleanly unmount it? How soon did you restart the system? –  Kaz May 2 '13 at 19:38
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