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Files have removed not deleted to a unknown location

Upon add/removing programs from the C drive Many files located under ( programs not related to lost files.), a portion of files were either deleted or misplaced.

All file were in same Folder on C drive ad this consisted of Microsoft Picture It , diagrams, Microsoft Word documents and Easyshare JPEG and PNG files.

All files were previosly saved in indivual folders and placed into one major folder. Retained for approx 18 months .

After removing a exsiting outdated program (This program was not used or common)
I then found upon opening this other folder on C drive that many sub folders still present did not contain indivual files, all files previously saved were no longer present. The folders are still present however after doing a search via file name, all these files are listed " as moved and unable to locate "

Note: The major folder was not deleted or moved however all files within these folders were moved or somthing and I still cannot locate or recover them.

All programs these files are under are , Microsoft Picture It , Microsoft Word documents and Easyshare . which these programs have not been effected.

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There is no reason why this should happen when removing a program or software.

Have you tried a system restore?
It doesn't normally retrieve missing files but as it is files specifically related to a program it may work.

Backup everything you want first, e.g copy my documents etc to an external drive

Start --> All programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System Restore

Click Restore my computer to an earlier date

Select a date in bold before the date when you removed the software

Click Next , next

Leave the pc to restore, power plugged in

You can always undo this restore later

If problems, please post results and I will help

Error messages etc.

Thanks

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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