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#1 ysgi

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

Usually I like to be the one answering the question, especially on hardware and networking. But this question has me stumped. It's not really in my realm of expertise, I will admit, but I wasn't even sure where to post it.

I have a customer who has a windows 7 PC. She saves tons and tons of files into folders in her DOCUMENTS folder. She states that recently those documents in those folders have been replaced with XML files. I witnessed the folders in question - its hundreds of them, and ALMOST, not completely, BUT ALMOST all of these folders only have 3 files in them and they are XML files and they are very small in size - 1k and 4k. 
I will have access to the computer again later today and I will update the exact names of the files (as they are all the same in these sub folders), but it was something about color mapping - basically NOTHING to do with the data that is supposed to be there. 

So I have NO idea where these files came from, and I have NO idea where her data went. Of course she doesnt have any type of backup, except for a CLickFree device that she doesnt have cables for. 

I will get a better look at what is going on today, but if ANYONE has any suggestions, please let me know.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:12 AM

You can use WinDirStat to see hard drive contents, as far as files go.

 

You can use Everything to search for/find any file extension or other file criterion that you want to use.

 

What In An XML File?

 

Everything Search Engine - http://www.voidtools.com/

 

WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html

 

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