Directory RClone stores deleted files

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I did a copy from my remote to a local directory, but I hadn't updated the remote in awhile, so a bunch of data on my local directory was lost. I meant to add the -dry-run flag, but I forgot. I would like to figure out a way to recover this data. I'm on Windows 10, and the correct versions of the files do not appear in the recycle bin. How can I recover them? Is it possible to recover them?

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.48.0-074-g8e8b78d7-beta

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Windows 10, 64 bit

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone copy remote:Graduate_Schooling/Graduate_research C:\Users\nschilli\Documents\Graduate_research 

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Current remotes:

Name                 Type
====                 ====
gradRepo             drive
remote               drive

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Transferred:       20.794k / 20.794 kBytes, 100%, 515 Bytes/s, ETA 0s
Errors:                 0
Checks:              5477 / 5477, 100%
Transferred:            3 / 3, 100%
Elapsed time:       41.2s

2020/07/22 09:48:39 DEBUG : 33 go routines active
2020/07/22 09:48:39 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.48.0-074-g8e8b78d7-beta" finishing with parameters ["C:\\rclone\\rclone.exe" "copy" "remote:Graduate_Schooling/Graduate_research" "C:\\Users\\nschilli\\Documents\\Graduate_research" "-vv"]

If you did a copy, nothing would have been deleted as it's just a copy.

you are using a very old version of rclone, you should update to v.1.52.2
then run rclone version

about the lost files, based on the log, only three files were transferred and none deleted.

if rclone deletes a file, you would see this in the log

Transferred:   	         0 / 0 Bytes, -, 0 Bytes/s, ETA -
Checks:                32 / 32, 100%
Deleted:                1

you might be able to recover the files.

During the copy, rclone copied older versions of files onto newer versions, because of the modification time mis-match. I want the newer files back. I'll use the windows 10 restore lost files utility and update rclone and see if that helps. Thanks all

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