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Windows 7: Lost My "Personal" Info

12 Nov 2009   #1
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Lost My "Personal" Info

Please Help: I've lost my personal type info, and now all that's available is "Public."
So, for example, the stuff that used to be in "Libraries" is now missing.
So to is the personal stuff in the "Users" folder. Now, all there is is "Public"
All the icons on my desktop have also disappeared.


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12 Nov 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What was the last thing you did before you noticed this change?
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12 Nov 2009   #3
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What was the last thing you did before you noticed this change?
I right clicked in my "User File" because I wanted to show the hidden files, so I clicked hidden...
I think instead it hid files. Now I cannot seem get them back!
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12 Nov 2009   #4
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What was the last thing you did before you noticed this change?
I right clicked in my "User File" because I wanted to show the hidden files, so I clicked hidden...
I think instead it hid files. Now I cannot seem get them back!
Actually, I fixed it. I went and found "show hidden icons" in the control panel, and now I'm currently reversing everything.
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12 Nov 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this works: User Account - Hide - Vista Forums

If not, do a system restore to before you hid your account.
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12 Nov 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

We must have been typing at the same time....
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12 Nov 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What was the last thing you did before you noticed this change?
I right clicked in my "User File" because I wanted to show the hidden files, so I clicked hidden...
I think instead it hid files. Now I cannot seem get them back!
Actually, I fixed it. I went and found "show hidden icons" in the control panel, and now I'm currently reversing everything.
Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #8
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
I right clicked in my "User File" because I wanted to show the hidden files, so I clicked hidden...
I think instead it hid files. Now I cannot seem get them back!
Actually, I fixed it. I went and found "show hidden icons" in the control panel, and now I'm currently reversing everything.
Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
Yes, thanks for the help. Much appreciated!
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