Lost folders

  rainbow79 16:46 04 Aug 2003

Some folders and a file in "My documents" and "My pictures", also my "received files" contents have disapeared. I have restarted the computer, run a search, scanned for viruses and restored the computer to a time when they were still there and searched again, all with no luck. Where have they gone? Is there a way of retrieving them and if not how do I fix it so it doesn't happen again? I have a laptop with Windows xp and am very new to computers as you may have realised! Thanks in advance.

  Jester2K II 16:52 04 Aug 2003

Have you checked the recycle bin?

Any chance you might have marked them to Hidden??

  Djohn 16:52 04 Aug 2003

Not really sure about this, but maybe you have somehow hidden them! Do another search, but this time include, "Hidden files and folders", Keep fingers X, it may just help. Good luck. j.

  Djohn 16:53 04 Aug 2003


  rainbow79 16:57 04 Aug 2003

Thanks folks. Yes, I've checked the recycle bin! I did include "hidden files and folders" in the search. :O(

  Djohn 17:05 04 Aug 2003

Not sure what else to try, but don't alter anything just yet, one of our forum users may have the answer. I'll keep an eye on the thread for you, if it slips too far down, i'll bring it back to the top. Once again good luck, they must be there somewhere! j.

  VoG II 17:52 04 Aug 2003

Did you receive an error message before this happened - if so click here

  rainbow79 18:19 04 Aug 2003

I didn't receive an error message. Thanks VoG and Djohn.

  Djohn 20:17 04 Aug 2003

Anyone with an idea on this problem?

  rainbow79 10:15 05 Aug 2003

Has this ever happened to anyone else here?

  rainbow79 17:56 05 Aug 2003


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