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Windows 7: My Documents completely deleted off my computer.

02 Jul 2013   #11
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Could you write it all out again please, doesn't seem to be working.


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02 Jul 2013   #12
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harz77 View Post
Could you write it all out again please, doesn't seem to be working.
The first time I had this:
c:\users>for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /b /s /ad "%systemdrive%\documents"') do explorer "%a"

last time I posted this:
for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /b /s /ad "%systemdrive%\documents"') do explorer "%a"

They are quite different. Is the latter still not working? It takes several minutes
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02 Jul 2013   #13
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

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02 Jul 2013   #14
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I expected that on some folders - did any other folders appear? If so, was one of them the one that went missing.
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02 Jul 2013   #15
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Nope just the ones i showed before, as i said i think it is completely deleted of my computer.
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02 Jul 2013   #16
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Indeed. It is in fact deleted.
You said in the original post that you moved it. So you must have a backup on the other drive, right?
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02 Jul 2013   #17
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I have a windows image backup which i did right at the beginning when building my computer? Is there a way of creating a new documents folder or anything?
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02 Jul 2013   #18
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harz77 View Post
Is there a way of creating a new documents folder or anything?
Yes, back on that picture you had: 43cfc3be1d1c1efe300816f77707cb9c.png
You see where it says include a folder? Click that.
It will open a new window. This should be the folder of all the folders in your useraccount. If you don't have one labeled "My Documents," right-click on a blank area, go to new, then click folder. Rename it to My Documents, and then click the button that says "include folder".

Back at the properties window, click the new folder you just made to highlight it, then click "set save location". Press OK.
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02 Jul 2013   #19
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Ok i'll try now thanks for your help so far
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02 Jul 2013   #20
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Think Tank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harz77 View Post
Is there a way of creating a new documents folder or anything?
Yes, back on that picture you had: 43cfc3be1d1c1efe300816f77707cb9c.png
You see where it says include a folder? Click that.
It will open a new window. This should be the folder of all the folders in your useraccount. If you don't have one labeled "My Documents," right-click on a blank area, go to new, then click folder. Rename it to My Documents, and then click the button that says "include folder".

Back at the properties window, click the new folder you just made to highlight it, then click "set save location". Press OK.
I didn't have to even use the back up i just simply added the folder on the D drive to the properties. I'm sorry for all the questions hopefully this should work as my normal "My Documents" folder. I should of really clicked include folder etc thanks.
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