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Files are not visible in documents folder


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#1 yosefu_kun_98

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:00 PM

Hi,

I'm having a problem with a computer that I'm using. It has Windows XP Professional.

I asked this question on the Microsoft Answers community and I didn't really get an answer, so... here goes nothing.
I had some important documents in my Documents folder on there and this one time I started up the computer only to find out that they were missing. I went to Folder Options and unchecked "Hide protected Operating System files" and I chose to show all hidden files and drives. They're still not there!

I'm sure that they have to be there on the hard drive somewhere, because there was no change in disk space when I noticed that the files had gone missing.

 

I really want to know if I can get to the files or how.

 

Please help!

~yosefu_kun_98



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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:59 AM

You can try Recuva. It's a free file recovery program that may just help you here.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download .

 

DL the free version.



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:48 AM

Before doing anything...I would use a tool to take a look at what's occupying space...and another tool to search for desired filenames or extensions.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windirstat/

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/everything/

 

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