Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Files mysteriously disappearing from external drive ???

09 Mar 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Further to my above post, I downloaded a program called SoftPerfect File Recovery, and it found all the missing .exe files in a directory called:

System Volume Information\_restore{D25F204A-D3BA-4EF3-9D3A-4945457C2D4}\fifoed\

All the files have been renamed A0189997.exe, A0189998.exe etc.

As it appears that the missing files are still on the drive, is there any simple way to restore them to their correct locations with their correct names, rather than having to restore them to another drive and go through each file individually?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks to this thread I was able to remove the nod142 service from my computer.

Malwarebytes didn't even remove it. I had to manually remove the registry entries. I wouldn't have even know I had this service, except I had just installed Norton Utilities and it showed me it was in my start up entries.
I first kept disabling the start up entry but it would come back with a new number like nod144 service.

So I thank all for the links and info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Files mysteriously disappearing from external drive ???

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Hard Drive showing as full mysteriously
Okay so first post! I recently went to download the new Battlefield 3 patch and I was notified that I did not have enough room. I was shocked considering I have >700 GB hard drive. I have looked at the files with hidden files viewable and I see about 115-130 GB of files on my C drive. So have...
General Discussion
Email body mysteriously disappearing!
Not sure where to begin on this one. A clients outgoing emails have started ditching the body text before arriving at the recipient end. Everything else arrives, attachments etc. They use Outlook 2003 on Win 7. The problem happens rarely but enough to make it embarrassing and it can...
Microsoft Office
External HD of Laptop being mysteriously accessed by system.
My Dell laptop running Win7 Pro has a 1.5 TB SATA drive attached by USB. I use this as my main data archive. Recently the drive has started to be accessed for long periods of time for no apparent reason when the computer is not actively in use. The drive is very noisy with much clickety-clacking...
Performance & Maintenance
Files Mysteriously Disappearing from Hard Drive
A computer has a 1TB drive as the boot drive (C. It had 800GB of files on it. When the user booted recently, most of the files were deleted from the hard drive. I installed the drive in another computer, and the files show up as deleted. The computer passes malware and virus scans without issue. ...
Hardware & Devices
Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?
Hello. Recently bought a new Laptop, and went through all the setting up process, one of which was Windows 7 back up. At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option, but after a week, I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead. My questions are: 1. Can I easily...
Performance & Maintenance
CD/DVD-Drive disappears mysteriously from My Computer
I don't know if this is a virus or what? My Kaspersky hasn't caught anything weird that I should be concern about. But out of nowhere I wanted to re-install CS3 because it crashed for some reason and when I inserted the disc, there was no sign of the drive in my computer. :rolleyes: Whenever I...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App