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Windows 7: My Documents completely deleted off my computer.

02 Jul 2013   #1
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
My Documents completely deleted off my computer.

Trying to move the My Documents folder over to my other drive and in the process it was completely deleted. I tried to do this a few months ago but didn't even realise. I'll try show pictures to show what's happening. I've tried everything online so far but i can't find the folders or files that everyone else has.

1st image: 05ceaec9426cc5c2cd6324b8610281d7.png (My documents folder isn't there)
2nd image: 43cfc3be1d1c1efe300816f77707cb9c.png (properties of documents)


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02 Jul 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I always suggest coping folders and files to new locations and then when verified you can delete if needed. Have you checked your trash to retrieve ? Something tells me you didn't delete but just moved them somewhere you're not finding yet.
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02 Jul 2013   #3
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Hi, yes i have checked my trash and can't find anything. I simply made the folder in my D drive and tried to copy it over but something happened in the process. It worked for videos pictures and downloads completely fine. Is there anyway of still making all my documents save on D drive. Or just simply finding the my documents folder and putting it over to my D drive.
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02 Jul 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You can do a search via a known file name and this could point you to where you moved the files/folder.
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02 Jul 2013   #5
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I've searched many times and can't find it, and specific way how to search?
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02 Jul 2013   #6
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Go into windows explorer, at the type, type in %userprofile%. Do you see your documents there?
I see it's missing from the library, but that doesn't mean it's missing from the computer.
See image.


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02 Jul 2013   #7
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

This is what shows up b2daa384a6bd6aa5fe1d697ae4ab242b.png
when i click into documents it is empty and also when i click properties on it there is no location tab.
http://gyazo.com/aec3d4f7a1e82d470c216540fcfa0738
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02 Jul 2013   #8
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Go to Start > type in CMD > right click on CMD there at the top > hit run as admin > then type this in:
C:\Users>for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /b /s /ad "%systemdrive%\documents"') do explorer "%a"

It will take a little while, and when it's done, it will open every single folder on your computer named "documents".
You can search through these and see if any of them is the one you can't find.
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02 Jul 2013   #9
Harz77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

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02 Jul 2013   #10
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Think Tank View Post
Go to Start > type in CMD > right click on CMD there at the top > hit run as admin > then type this in:
C:\Users>for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /b /s /ad "%systemdrive%\documents"') do explorer "%a"

It will take a little while, and when it's done, it will open every single folder on your computer named "documents".
You can search through these and see if any of them is the one you can't find.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harz77 View Post
Oops! This is what I meant:
for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /b /s /ad "%systemdrive%\documents"') do explorer "%a"
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