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Windows 7: Files in documents and downlaods mysteriously disappear

04 Apr 2015   #1
tomtim

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Files in documents and downlaods mysteriously disappear

I'm baffled. Most of the files and folders in my documents & my downloads are gone. I'd say about 95%.

I cannot find any patterns in which files have disappeared.
In my documents it seems to be completely random as far as I can tell.
In downloads all downlodas older than a week are gone except two PDF files from October 2014.

My picture files, even ones edited recently, do not seem to be affected.

I've installed steam a couple of days ago but I can't see how that could have caused anything like this.

I appreciate any help in tyring to recover my files. The most recent backup I have is 30 days old


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04 Apr 2015   #2
tomtim

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm trying a Malewarebytes scan right now.
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06 Apr 2015   #3
Arc

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I have no idea why those files might be missing. Its really a strange situation to me too.

But you may try Recuva to attempt to recover those files.
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