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Windows 7: Disappearing files\programs

30 Jun 2009   #11

Windows 7 (7201)

This happened to me, I had installed STEAM and CS:S shut down as normal, gone to bed, got up booted up my PC while I made a brew, when I returned my PC had started a recovery as apparently it didn't shut down correctly, when I got back to desktop STEAM.exe was gone along with other parts, but in C:/Programme files there was evidense of STEAM being there.

So I'm guessing this happened to you!

Odd, just make sure you create and delete restore points regular.

Also remember is only a beta type build so things go wrong!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2009   #12


good news???
well since build 7232 I have seen no disappeared files or data
64 bit
clean install
files disappeared-- data disappeared
reinstalled ( maybe didnt even need serial number )
data reappears
never happens again to same program file
upgraded to 7232
all's well that ends well ...hope a hope a hope
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2009   #13


thanks COMMONS

you gave me a few clues...I compared the two paths that you had enumerated and found
Program : WINRAR ( very recent program)
posted into BOTH paths at exactly the same time

Program AVANT BROWSER ( very very recent programn)
Had titled folders in both paths bit contents ibn only one

Program ZIPCAT ( old program)
Exact same contents In both paths at different times

very few entries in the "roaming path"

Basicaly the entries in the roaming path were as you suggest of the old issues, except INTERNET EXPLORER 64 BIT ( BRAND SPANKING new!). iT WAS AN EXECUTABLE!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
disappearing files in Windows 7

Several times i have seen that files have disappeard.
From docs to iso files.

To day when i was going to mount a ISO file for my game Left 4 dead the ISO file hade disappearing.
So i search my drive and it is not there.

So i search for all of my other game iso files and all of it are disappeard???

This is not the first time i have files gone disappearing in windows 7.

AND NO i have not deleted it.

Some one plz help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello Biohazz,
What anti-virus are you using?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #16

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit

i have Pandacloud full version.
I have opened Panda and there are no files or programs that are removed.
Exept some cookies
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks. You may consider removing Panda and installing Microsoft Security Essentials. That could be the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2009   #18

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Oki i try that this weekend and get back to you on this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #19

Windows 7
Files on Win 7 disappearing....

I've had this same problem, but it's pretty serious for me. I basically got tired of looking through all our dvds to find something to watch so I built a computer with 4tb hdd's to store everything on. Well the other day I got 2 new tb hdd's in the mail to backup a couple of the drives so I went to hook them up and copy files and on one of my hdd's an entire folder labeled kids was just gone. I looked in the trash and there wasn't anything there. I went to computer and the drive still shows it's full but there's no file. I went to folder options and checked view hidden files and folders and still nothing. Finally I took the drive out and put it on another computer and still no files so I ran a program called getdataback and found all the files on the drive. I restored them moved all files to the new hdd then formatted the old one and copied all files back over to it. Everything seems to be working ok but then I took my 32gig jump drive and was moving some files around. I left the drive in and restarted the computer after I replaced the old hdd with the new one. Went to the jump drive in my computer and all the folders were still there, but nothing was inside them!!!! In computer the jump drive still says it's full. I can't recover these files as the drive is fat32 instead of ntfs, but my god this is getting annoying. I don't wanna have to keep copying my dvd's to the computer constantly when it should work fine! XP did it for 2 years with no problems what so ever. If anyone has any help with this please please please let me know!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #20

Windows 7 Professional x64

What anti-virus are you using? Try disabling it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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