Is anyone aware of a way to undelete / recover files deleted by GOG Galaxy?
Assuming it was done recently (aka nothing overwrote the disk sectors), use a recover utility like Piriform's Recuva
to recover your files.
That is a known issue if and only if
you tell the uninstaller (either Galaxy or the normal one) to delete your saves and files as well, since it deletes the whole folder the game is installed in. Since you installed the game in F:\Games, it deleted everything in there.
If you opt to keep your saves and files, it will only delete the game's files, not everything in the folder.
Thanks, JMich, for your response.
I didn't check any option to delete saves... no option was available.
I did a search before your reply and actually began running Recuva about 40 minutes ago and it's found ~ 700K files. I've got about 3 hours before the scan is finished. Thanks for the heads-up.
This is a pretty huge oversight, in my opinion. Games usually create their own folders when you choose a folder to install them in. GOG Galaxy doesn't do that; it installs it in the root folder you choose to install to. As I mention in the issue ticket, the program acted like malware
in my instance, it deleted everything without prompt or prejudice
Again, no option to opt to remove save games. I had an old version, so I hope this has been added in versions since 1.1.5.
Please change the behavior of GOG Galaxy so that:
1. It creates a folder for the game to be installed to and displays this in the UI ... e.g. if I choose F:\Games it will display F:\Games\Witcher3 as the destination folder.
2. A warning prompt is displayed before deleted data without prejudice.