Last night my girlfriend informed me that her My Documents folder was empty. It also no longer appears on My Computer. She does have a My Documents folder but it appears the same as when you start Windows for the very first time or adda new user. She is computer savvy enough not to simply delete the folder and all contents! At the moment I am using a free recovery program to try and recove files (about 16000 which I'll ave to sort through). Her wallpaper has remained though and I am fairly certain it is from a Jpeg that was in her My Documents folder. Does that mean it is still there somewhere? I've tried teh view hidden files/folders and in the c:/documents and settings/ there are two folders with her name (slight variations, one has her surname) and neither contains all her files. She desperately needs the data. Any help will be much appreciated!
Unfortunately, this could have happened any time in the last week as she doesnt use the computer that often. She only informed me last night and said it happened "the other day". I'll give it a go tonight (i'm at a work computer at the moment). Cheers
Looking on another forum, a couple of people sound like thay have the same problem and it happened whilst searching the net click here
This was in 2005 though. Could it be a new virus, perhaps through Facebook? I'm running Kaspersky Internet suite, latest version, so thought I would be protected. I'm running Restoration (freeware) and I left the PC trying to recover 20000 odd files when I left for work. I'll virus scan as soon as I'm home. I'm wary of altering registry as I have very little prior experience. Thanks