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Windows 7: Desktop almost completely deleted, recovery?

07 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
Desktop almost completely deleted, recovery?

Ok longish story: Last night my computer lost power and died instantly because the battery was at 0% and my charger wasn't working. So I just decided to go to sleep and deal with it in the morning. Well I boot up my laptop and instead of my regular old crowed desktop with many important files, I get this: please note that I have run virus scans and results show clean, as I also have not been using the internet for a while either. Should I try a system restore because it says it dosen`t affect documents? any other help is apprecited. Thanks in advance


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07 Jul 2012   #2


have you checked too see if anything is hidden? ie right click/view/show desktop items.

there is malware that does something similar by hiding all your docs and icons, not particularly dangerous but annoying none the less.
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07 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit

Yes I have, I even have show hidden items and folders checked. I am pretty sure this is not malware because there is no way I could have obtained it since I have not used the internet in a while and I have not downloaded anything since July 2nd. One other thing that makes me believe it is not malware is that it hid/deleted all of my folders, files and most of my icons but not all of them. Are you sure the sudden shutdown had nothing to do with this?
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07 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit

Sorry for the double post but I really need this solved so *bump*
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