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File/folder missing Recently, i downloaded 2 movie files from the internet and saved them to my desktop. After a day or two the file wasn't there. There was one movie folder and one movie file. I'm 100% sure that i have neither moved or deleted them. Pls. help Regards, S.A

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  • sunny1886 Mar 08, 2008

    Thanks for the response,

    Already tried START/SEARCH, but no luck. It seems as though the file is no longer on the computer.

    But i want to know how it disappeared in the first place.

    Any possible explanatons?



  • sunny1886 Mar 08, 2008

    Hi there,

    No, they are not hidden files.

    Tried searching by size.No result.

    Nothing in the Recycle Bin.

    Is it possible for someone to delete it from the outside? Meaning could the computer be infected or hacked?




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The easiest way is to go to START/SEARCH Then type in the file name, and see if it can be found on the hard-drive.

Mike @ compurepair.

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  • Mike Waldron Mar 08, 2008


    Folders And Files Don,t just dissapear.

    Have you checked to see if it,s A hidden file.

    Or if you know the size you can search for the size of the file.

    Failing this you deleted it in error.

    Check the recycle Bin.

    Mike @ Compurepair.

  • Mike Waldron Mar 08, 2008


    depending on the download source, if it was from somewhere like kazaa-morpheus et,c. it could have been a virus.

    which would mean that, when the computer was re-booted, the file could be activated as another program.

    i,d suggest using a good antivirus software, to check your system.

    Recommended AVG Free, also download Spybot-search and destroy.

    I,d also recommend in future, that You create a folder on Your Desktop, and Title It Downloads, then download everything there.

    this way you know exactly where everythings going to.


    Mike @ Compurepair.


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