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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After removing a exsiting outdated program (This program was not used or common)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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There is another way of getting rid of programs in your computer other than going to your Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs menu. Try to locate the where the program is installed. If your computer has more than 1 partition (e.g. Local Drive C, Local Drive D, and so on), see which partition has that program. Use Search function from your Start menu (located on the lower left of your screen), click on All Files & Folders then 2 rectangular white boxes will appear. On the 1st box you type the name of the program you are looking for then click on Search button below. Once the results are displayed, right click on the listed program (it should exactly be the program you wish to remove, okay?) & choose Open containg folder. Once there, you can now manually delete each file & delete the folder itself. If there are files that Windows won't let you delete, try renaming them by changing their filename extension. This is especially true with files having a .dll at the end (those are driver files, they say). Change .dll into .txt then hit Enter key. If still you can't delete them after changing the filename extension, you may have to restart your computer & go back to those files to see if you can delete them already (they should NOW be deletable). Once all files & the folder containg it are gone, go to your Control Panel's Add/Remove menu. Click on the program you were trying to remove to highlight it then click Remove button. It should display a dialog box saying, "This program or the folder containing this program have been removed. Do you wish to remove it from this list?" Select YES.

I hope this will solve your problem. Let me know if it worked on your computer, okay?

Dec 05, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V2000 Notebook

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