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Windows 7: Disappearing files\programs

17 Mar 2010   #21
barcodenation

Windows 7
 
 
re: files disappearing

I am using no antivirus as it's not hooked up to the internet and no way for any viruses to get on it. Besides Win 7 the only program I have running on it is MPCStar because it plays all media files at least all that I have.


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17 Mar 2010   #22
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Never !!
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17 Mar 2010   #23
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What did you install that has dissapeard ? Does it show up in program files?

pardon my spelling , it`s late.
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18 Mar 2010   #24
barcodenation

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
What did you install that has dissapeard ? Does it show up in program files?

pardon my spelling , it`s late.
The files are media files. 100's of gigabytes. I copied all our dvd's to the computer. It has 4tb hdd's with all our movies and other misc dvd's on it. All files are still there, but the folder that they were in is gone. If I do a hdd recovery they will show up and I can copy those files to another hdd. This also happened on another drive and also my jump drive. The jump drive just shows empty folders but in my computer it shows the drive has 2gigs free space of 32gigs. This has got me so stressed out!!! I'm pretty good with computers and i've never seen anything like this in my life unless the drive was bad, but the drives are still good. no bad sectors or anything. just when the computer restarts the files are hidden beyond my capabilities of viewing...
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06 Apr 2010   #25
DC Brannan

vista home premium
 
 

Had my business folder dissappear from documents folder, seriously pi$$d off
Had windows seven up and running for one week, XP on back up harddrive. Both went down at same time. Got 'Black screen' on W7 and 'blue screen' on XP. had both hard drives taken out, W7 had files missing!!!
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06 Apr 2010   #26
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DC Brannan View Post
Had my business folder dissappear from documents folder, seriously pi$$d off
Had windows seven up and running for one week, XP on back up harddrive. Both went down at same time. Got 'Black screen' on W7 and 'blue screen' on XP. had both hard drives taken out, W7 had files missing!!!
That is really odd. Did you run any cleaners or anything that may have caused this?

~Lordbob
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11 Apr 2010   #27
lupette

windows 7 (so far)
 
 

I formatted a large hard drive so that I could store files on it away from the operating system and the C drive. When windows 7 crashed, I reinstalled and some of the files stored away on different drives disappeared. Anyone know how I can get them back? Also, why was windows unable to restore from my backups and from my SRD? Is this operating system really this useless or am I missing something?
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12 Apr 2010   #28
DC Brannan

vista home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DC Brannan View Post
Had my business folder dissappear from documents folder, seriously pi$$d off
Had windows seven up and running for one week, XP on back up harddrive. Both went down at same time. Got 'Black screen' on W7 and 'blue screen' on XP. had both hard drives taken out, W7 had files missing!!!
Hi Lordlob 75

Ran no cleaners, Booted into XP on my back up hard drive to check it was able to run (sage was on there for my accountant), ran ok, account came in to office tried running XP, it wouldn't have it kept blue screening her. I came down booted computer as normal to W7 (32) all i got was black screen. Had cousin look at it apprently Vga drivers had gone from the registry (not sure i describing it correctly). Took both hardrives out, within My docs of W7 two years of quotes, invoices etc had gone. Ironically W7 did completely take the PI$$ it left only a scanned copy of my electrical trade certificate!!!! this was within in a folder with all my Health and safety stuff which was gone. There was no virus's found on the hard drive. AVG was is my anti-virus and using W7 own fire wall. No games or downloading music, videos or the like have been to this computer. The XP hard drive will not run now (blue screen) although i can view all my files, this too is virus free.
In Short the following had Been installed, AVG, Wifi drivers, printer driver, electrical certification sortware, wireless keyboard/mouse driver and word and XL docs for business. It worked for about 1 week.

Regards
Craig
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13 Apr 2010   #29
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I recommend trying a repair install.

Sounds like you may have started a format of the external drives or something....

~Lordbob
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13 Apr 2010   #30
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by commons View Post
a) path 1

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

b) path 2

C:\Users\[...]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Its not two different paths. There are different things in each section, though I don't know why it does that.

~Lordbob
The one in Program Data is the "All Users" start menu. The items in it appear on all users' start menus.

The one in Appdata is your personal Start Menu. The items in it appear only on your personal start menu.

When you log in, Windows ORs the two together so that you see the sum of both.


Links (and the stuff on your start menu is all links) can appear to disappear if you are logged in as Fred install some stuff then log in as Tom the next time... the stuff you installed is on Fred's menu, not Tom's.

You will have the same apparent problem with your Documents, Videos, Music, Pictures et. folders from your user root folder... Fred's folders are on a different path than Tom's so when logged in as Tom, you won't see Fred's files. They may appear to have disappeard but they're still on your hard disk.
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