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Hey Wondering If Anyone Can Help

I Turned My PC On Today And I Had Absolutely No Files, No Music , No Pictures , All The Programs I Had Were Gone :whistling:

And I Can't Do A System Restore This Is Very Strange As No-One Else Has Access To My PC

I Will Appreciate Any Help Given

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You got the desktop with icons and taskbar?
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I Have The Desktop I Had When I 1st Got My PC

And The Only Icon Left On My Desktop Is The Recycle Bin

Its Asif The PC Has Completely Wiped Itself :whistling:

Any Ideas
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Right click the desktop, click arrange icons by to check show desktop icons is ticked

If you click start, all programmes, is the list empty?
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Yes All Programs Aren't There Anymore

And Only Icon Is Still Recycle Bin

I Have No MP3's Either Etc :whistling:
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Just Checked My Local Disc C:/

It Has The Same Amount Of Space Used Up As It Did When All My Files Etc Was There :whistling:

So They Must Be Somewhere I Recon?

Any Ideas ?
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Providing system restore is on

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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Hey Just Tried That

It Only Gave Me A Restore Point From About 20 Mins Ago So No Luck

But System Restore Was Turned On

Any Other Ideas Please?

Thanks Alot Guys :whistling:
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Right click the taskbar, click task manager, click file, new task, type explorer.exe and press enter

Then same thing to type sfc /scannow then press enter

If you click start, my computer, double click local disc C then click programme files, are the folders there, are they the correct size

WMP11 is 11.8MB and spybot search and destroy is 16MB
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Hey I Done That

There Is Only Some Program Files In There That I Use And They Open And Are The Correct Size

But None Of My Files Are There Still , And Other Programs That I Use

What Do You Think Has Happened?

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...... I Just Done A Search For A Song And It Found It ! But I Can't See The File

If You Know What I Mean
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Open My Documents, click tools, folder options, view, put the dot in show hidden files and folders, click apply

Have you got more than you just had
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Yeh I Have Some Hidden Folders But None That I Used To Have ,

Most Of My Files Were Stored On The Desktop In Folders....

When I Use The Windows Search Tool And For Talking Sake Type In "Tom Jones" His Music Will Come Up And I Can Play Them But I Can't See The Actuall File

I Hope This Is More Clearer

Thanks Again
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If you right click a file and click properties, is it hidden
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No Its Not
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