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Windows 7: Folders & documents on desktop missing after windows automatic update


11 Oct 2013   #11

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Okay, thanks for the clarification.

I do have hidden files displayed.

I put something into the c:\users\yourname\desktop file and it did show up on the desktop.


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11 Oct 2013   #12

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Hum. I looked at the previous versions of the folders but the files and folders that are lost are not in there either.

Is there a way to undo the updates?
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11 Oct 2013   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flower108 View Post
Hum. I looked at the previous versions of the folders but the files and folders that are lost are not in there either.

Is there a way to undo the updates?
System Restore
Read it it explains everything. It's kind of "previous version of system files and settings". Try it
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11 Oct 2013   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flower108 View Post
Hum. I looked at the previous versions of the folders but the files and folders that are lost are not in there either.

Is there a way to undo the updates?
the files/folders aren't in "previous versions"... even not in a very old "previous versions"?
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11 Oct 2013   #15

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Did you already do a search for a file (if you know the name)?
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11 Oct 2013   #16

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Quote:
the files/folders aren't in "previous versions"... even not in a very old "previous versions"?
No, they are not.

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Did you already do a search for a file (if you know the name)?
I just tried searching for a folder that was on the desktop. It is located here:

windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop

I think the other folders and files are there too. How can I get them out?
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11 Oct 2013   #17

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In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
attrib c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop\*.*
Sure all you want is there? Or where you just lucky it had the same name?

Code:
cd  c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop
dir/s
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11 Oct 2013   #18

Windows 7
 
 

Actually I'm not sure everything is there. Some things are.

I don't understand what I am to do with the info you provided.
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11 Oct 2013   #19

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you are able to do Elevated Command Prompt ?
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11 Oct 2013   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flower108 View Post
Actually I'm not sure everything is there. Some things are.

I don't understand what I am to do with the info you provided.
I attach a file gg.bat please download it. Then rightclick on it and do "run as admin". Does a new folder called "testfolder" appear on desktop?


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