Thanks for moving this to a new thread
I don't see any hidden Downloads folders. Before I try to recover the files with a program, when I followed Option Two before and it said "if the folder is missing create a new one" but then am I supposed to delete it or something? Because now the only Downloads folder under Computer is the new one I created, and like I said, it's empty. So since it's empty and obviously doesn't have my files in it, should I just delete that new empty folder before moving on to the next step?
Also, there's a Downloads folder in My Documents, which contains all the random .reg files I've been downloading and such, but it doesn't have my music files in it or anything..should that folder be in My Documents too?