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Help with missing files and folders?

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#1 Thell


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:50 AM

My computer started acting weird just today. I was looking through my C drive and while I was looking I made hidden folders and files visible. I started making everything visible, but canceled the action partway through and opted to un-hide items in just one folder. (I think the location was C:/Users/HP-Probook [the last of which I think is just a username].) While looking through there, I found some MSN history that I proceeded to delete, and upon exiting the folder, I found that most of my folders on my desktop were gone. Once I saw that, I ran System Restore, which upon finishing said it had encountered an error (the specifics of which I can't recall, unfortunately.) This brought almost all of my files back, but left me with a few pretty big problems.

The problems I'm referring to are
1. A folder on my desktop labeled 'Artwork' isn't visible. My computer says it's still there and I can get to it through a simple start menu search, but when I access it that way there doesn't seem to be anything in it. No folders, no PNGs, nothing. Also, a lot of files from my desktop's Audio folder are gone.
2. I can't change my desktop background anymore. I can open the window that normally would me change it, but it does nothing, and right-clicking a file in Windows Photo Gallery just brings up an error message that reads: "This image can't be set as wallpaper. An internal error occurred."

I ran Norton's virus scan to see if that would help, but nothing's changed. I haven't run into any problems with any other programs, and nothing else seems to be missing. Firefox and Windows Messenger work more or less like they did before.

I'm not very wise about computers (as you can probably tell,) so if there's more info I should give, by all means let me know. Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me a hand.

EDIT: Never mind, the problem was resolved. If someone could lock/delete this topic that'd be great.

Edited by Thell, 22 February 2011 - 06:35 PM.

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