Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:27 PM
A few days ago, my dad told me to delete files from C:\Documents and Settings\<myusername>\Local Settings\Temp folder, because it was taking up too much room. I did what he said because he generally has more computer knowledge than I do.
When I logged back onto my account the next day, I noticed that three files were missing from my desktop. I used Search but I couldn't find them anywhere. I thought I might have deleted them by accident along with the files from the Temp folder, so I went to the recycling bin, but it turned out my dad had emptied it after I deleted all the Temp files.
Two of the files (a WinZIP file and a folder), I don't need, so I didn't mind, but the third (a Word document) was important, and I want to know if there's any way to get it back? If the file was important, it was a stupid idea to put it on the Desktop, I'm sure, especially since I didn't make any extra copies of it.
I used Restoration and looked for it among all the deleted files, but it wasn't there. I tried to restore as many files from the Temp folder as I could, but I'm not sure how many I can bring back.
The problem might be something else entirely, but I can't think of anything else I've done that could erase those files, and I also noticed that they went missing only after I cleared out most of the Temp folder.
Any help would be really, really appreciated.