Lost Folders and Files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Capricorn, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    I had several Cleaners, that didn't install in the usual way and simply ran from My Documents. The strange thing is, I did two things, I ran RegSeeker, and I tried running Live Update from MSI, for My Motherboard and Drivers.

    The MSI Update seemed to stop running so I cancelled it. I ran RegSeeker, which I often do. After doing these tasks I tried using my shortcuts to the other Cleaners in My Document Folder, and the Sign came up telling me that the shortcuts no longer pointed to anything, and should be deleted.

    I looked in My Documents Folder, and found that all the Files and Folders had disappeared, apart from My Pictures and My Music. I tried using Sent To, to send some copies I had on Disc to my Documents Folder. However, for all it didn't tell me they weren't going, nothing actually went to My Documents, except for One Folder that disappeared as soon as I clicked on it.

    The only way I got things back to normal again was to restore a Ghost Image that I had made a couple of days ago. It makes me wary of doing any cleaning of my computer, although I have never had something like this happen before. I wondered if anyone else has experienced Folders and Files disappearing.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Time to use a different cleaner. Never seen that before. Good thing you ghosted a couple of days ago. :)
     
  3. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi Hipster Doofus, my sister in law tells me that it is very hot in Melbourne at the moment. Still back to cleaners. This is a link to RegSeeker:- http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm I have used it on several occasions in the past and found it very useful. I am still not sure if it was it that caused my problems. Best Wishes