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My Documents Folder Keeps Emptying Itself


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#1 kiduseless

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:47 PM

The "My Documents" folder of recent documents in the start menu recently started emptying itself of all documents. It isn't a continual occurrence, that is if I use a document it will be found in the folder for a while, but the next day the folder will be completely empty, until I use documents that day, after which I can find them in the "My Documents" folder until the next day, and etc. I'm running the home edition of Windows XP on a Dell Dimension desktop. I don't recall making any changes to the computer recently, but I did install a downloaded version of "Handbrake" recently, a program that converts video to be compatible with iPod. I have run Symantec AntiVirus, Windows Defender and Adaware SE to check for virus, but did not find anything. Any help or idea would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:28 AM

It appears that a program is clearing your "Recent Documents" on a schedule that you're not aware of. I'd check for programs that you've installed that will allow you to change settings or security of your system.
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