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Windows 7: Files missing


12 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Files missing

Hi, this is my first thread and I would really appreciate your help. I have Windows 7.
I was installing i-tunes and when it asked to restart my computer I restarted it. When it logged back in the desktop was like in the beginning - the desktop theme was some default picture not the one I had put on, no additional programs were not installed and the worst part - my user folder on the desktop was completely empty! All of the folders My Music, My Pictures etc. had only Sample Pictures and Sample Music in them. I tried searching for my files but they cannot be found. Even worse - in My Computer the Local Disk is shown to be almost empty, like all of my files hadn't been there. So is there any way I can find and restore my files? Please, help!

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12 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You could try doing a System Restore to a point before you tried to install i-tunes:
What is System Restore?

  • Open System Restore by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore.* If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
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12 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Tried restoring, but nothing changed for better. It seems like during the restarting process my computer has had a critical windows update. Any possibility that this is the reason for my missing files?
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12 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iizii View Post
Tried restoring, but nothing changed for better. It seems like during the restarting process my computer has had a critical windows update. Any possibility that this is the reason for my missing files?
To reassure yourself, check the updates:
Windows Update - View Update History Details

You will see if all updates were successful. When did you actually try to install i-tunes?
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12 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It sounds like you have been logged in under another user account.
If you logout, what options are given?
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12 Feb 2011   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Might have you enable administrator account? Close the all sessions and see how much are logged at logon screen.
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