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Windows 7: Windows 7 cannot find file.

24 Jun 2017   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 cannot find file.

I “used” to have a .docx file on my desktop but somehow it has disappeared. I searched my hard drive and search finds the file but when I click to open I get the following message: Windows cannot fine ‘file:///c:/<file name> Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Is there anything I can do to try and recover this file?

Thank you in advance for any help,

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24 Jun 2017   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

What you may have found is a link to the file that is no longer there.
Have you seen if it's not at the recycled bin?
Just for precaution, do a check disk.
Open Explorer, right click on the C: drive - Properties - Tools - Error check - check now.
It will schedule to check on next restart.
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24 Jun 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Please fill in you specs.
This tutorial by Brink will help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

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25 Jun 2017   #4

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

If you know the file name (even approximately) Everything<dot>com will list every file on your PC
- use filter "*.docx" ... including the asterisk but exclude the quotes
- and "Everything" will list every .docx file on your pc, attached drives, even hidden files is free
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