When experimenting with file renaming or replacing inside files you
should always backup your files first!
We reassure: Advanced Find and Replace does not have any
functions/instructions to delete files.
Maybe you renamed all files by one name? like:*
file1.txt, file2.txt ... file600.txt into the same name file.txt?
(For example you can do that by using regular expression:
Note, that when remaining files you should have the following options:
Batch Replace options:
checked: "Replace in File Names"
unchecked: "Replace in File Bodies"
unchecked: "Include File Name into Search Scope"
Try also to find your files on computer. Maybe they have been moved into
another location/folder. (But AFR does not move files).
So try to use Find operation and search for some text that has been
inside the files.
Anyway in Windows you can always recover your deleted files.
In fact when Windows deletes the files. They stay intact on hard
drive. They are only marked as "deleted". And Windows replaced the
first char of the file by ?. So your files will be ?ile1.txt,
In order to files stay intact you should not use this hard drive until
you do not install recovery software. If you do a lot of file moving
it will probably write over sectors of hard drive having your removed
files. So it could override your files.
Ideally you should find and install your recovery software on another
computer and then switch on your hard drive there.
Try to search Google for file recovery software:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=fi ... y+software