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Windows 7: User Files MIA

12 Feb 2010   #11
brady

 

please scan with your current (up to date) antivirus software. Please install and run Malwarebytes and scan in safemode.


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12 Feb 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonDavis18 View Post
To RichC46...I appologize but I am not seeing a tutorial...what is the link to learning how to unhide files?
It is posted in Post number 4 Just click and you should see the tutorial.
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12 Feb 2010   #13
richc46

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Actually, I posted the tutorial in post number 4.
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12 Feb 2010   #14
JonDavis18

Windows 7
 
 

Okay...I went through the tutorial and followed the instructions. None of the "hidden" buttons were clicked under user name, my music, my pictures, etc. I followed the command window instructions also. All desktop files, music, pics, & videos are still invisible.
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12 Feb 2010   #15
richc46

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You can also try to restore with shadow copies. Go to the "mysterious folders" right click,>properties>restore to previous versions.

You can, also try back up and restore.
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12 Feb 2010   #16
JonDavis18

Windows 7
 
 

I have most of my files backed up on an external drive. There were a few recent folders of family pictures and school files that I would really like to recover if possible. What really confuses me is that I can play the music files under this user name through itunes...but the files themselves are just gone.
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12 Feb 2010   #17
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try the procedures that I have outlined above. You will get them back, they are there. They are moved, renamed, or hidden.
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12 Feb 2010   #18
JonDavis18

Windows 7
 
 

Here's an odd thing...I opened one of those "previous" folders and tried to just copy a txt file called class notes to the desktop and it's asking if I want to "copy and replace"????


Would it be best to just restore my entire C:\Users\<Username> folder?
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12 Feb 2010   #19
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Restore using the previous version feature. Make sure that you have external backup of everything that you can back up.
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12 Feb 2010   #20
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

go to control panel folder options on all three tabs restore defaults
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