Quote: Originally Posted by steve6
Thanks for the interest. To update, yes, when I installed Win 7, the files couldn't be found at all. But then I found another magic folders executable, this one in the windows directory. when I run it, I can see the files in the program's left pane. it says they're here:
C:\$WINDOWS~Q\DATA\Users\dad\documents but I can't seem to navigate there. don't know what the dollar sign and tilde mean, etc.
The dollar sign identifies a hidden share. This is only used when accessing a network share, however, and not when using a local machine.
The tilde (~) is shown in dos prompts when an illegal character is used or the length of the directory exceeds the maximum number of characters supported with DOS 8.3
You should find what you need in the C:\users\dad\documents directory. I'm away from my Windows 7 computer, so I can't remember if that's exactly where you need to look. It may be referencing the hidden application data directory, c:\programdata. I'm certain someone else will chime in to this discussion and let us know the proper directory.