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#1 Ladyfirst

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:14 AM

~ As the title indicates, I'm missing two folders that I keep on my desktop.

Yesterday, after logging on, I noticed that they were gone. (I did not delete them and no one else

has access to this computer).

 

After doing an exhaustive search without any success (I even tried "show hidden folders"), I decided 

this morning to do a System Restore in the oft chance that they would somehow reappear.

However, after opening up System Restore I discovered that there aren't any restore points listed

except for one that was created this morning. (Attached)

Although I'm rather perplexed about that, I'm still more concerned about what happened to those missing

folders and more importantly - how to get them back?

I've run out of ideas and I would really appreciate your help. Thank you!

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Edited by Ladyfirst, 08 January 2016 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:35 AM

See if this video helps.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:24 PM

Thank you for that link, Arachibutyrophobia.

I started following the instructions on the video and immediately ran into a snag. My computer isn't recognizing any

of my USB backup drives today. I did a diagnostic and got this: 

 
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)
The driver could not be loaded because a previous version of the driver is still in memory."
 
Apparently the solution is to update the driver which I'm in the process of doing. So that's the current status.
I'll update again when I finish applying the suggestions in the video. Hopefully that will be soon! :)

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:55 PM

Thank you so much, Arachibutyrophobia!

 

I found the missing folders in File History which I'm embarrassed to say I completely forgot about checking.

I really appreciate your bringing it to my attention. 

 

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Ladyfirst


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 01:11 PM

I'm glad you were able to find your folders. :thumbup2:


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