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Windows 7: My Documents is missing, please help!

10 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
My Documents is missing, please help!

Hello there all

I have this huge problem and I really need help
My Documents is missing and there are a lot of important files in there
I tried everything and my attempts were not successful
I searched high and low and I couldn't find it

Please help me!
My project needs to be done soon and I would appreciate any help that you could offer!
Please forgive my English..

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10 Oct 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64

If it was accidentally deleted, you could try something like:
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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10 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

It did recover a lot of my stuff but most of the files are broken
I appreciate the help though!
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10 Oct 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ShaShar,

You might see if doing OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help restore the folder and hopefully contents.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
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11 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you very much but it didn't worked

I tried to go directly to My Documents again by using the address bar but then I got an error message that said 'access denied'
Before that, it said that the file location does not exist but now it says access denied
Can anyone shed some light on this?
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11 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Drop "My " from the path: C:\Users\[username]\Documents
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11 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You should be more specific with the problem. Where they deleted by accident? Did you try moving them to a new location? Did you just happen to find the folder empty?
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12 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Oh nevermind, it came back :)
Unfortunately, all the contents are still gone
Guess I just have to start my project from scratch again

Thank you for all your help :)
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12 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600

Try doing a search for one or more of the file names that were in the documents folder, see if anything comes up. Or, if they were, for example, MS Word documents, try searching for ".doc" without the quotes.
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13 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Tried it but it didn't worked
It's like all of my files vanished into thin air
Oh well, thanks for trying to help!
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