Originally Posted by Tooljedi
The outlet may be attached to a GFI Circuit....make sure that all of the GFI's in the area have all been reset...
Not always the case if direct short the GFCI will not trip out fast so the breaker will trip out but due the OP say the breaker did not trip so there is two possility is that.,,
A) GFCI tripped ., well it depending on which circuit the OP is working on so that is a big iffy.
B) Loose or backstabbed connection. This is more common espcally right after a good short circuit it will happend anyway.
So if that the case the B is true you will have to check little closer to the rest of that affect circuit maybe you get lucky if you find it in one shot otherwise it will take time to find the curpit.
As far for GFCI it will be in bathroom or kitchen countertop or in garage or in basement so the location will varies a bit so you will have to find them even behind the bookcase or something you never move for many years and check it behind. ( I did found a GFCI in attic above the garage scuttle door )