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jdkwilli

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My husband was gone for a couple days..he has his own file on our pc..when he came home he said his whole file was completely gone..favorites, pictures etc. My son's file and mine have not changed..how could his be gone..We didn't do it...Can we search for it...How would it happen. We use windows XP
Any ideas....Thanks
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Dwight

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Hi jdkwilli, Welcome to geektogo. Try this (system restore)
click on,Start, all programs, Accessories, system tools,
system restore, then click on restore to a earlier time and pick a date
before he was gone.
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Facedown98

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If nobody touched the computer and did this, then there is always the possibility of malware or some sort of nasty program running... I suggest first scanning your system for any viruses or Spyware. If you notice anything "interesting" happening other than this, then I would highly suggest that you post your HijackThis logfile in our malware section so one of our specialists can help you with any infections.
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Not wishing to confuse the lady, but I think I'm correct in saying that when you use 'System Restore' it only restores the Windows, System, and Program folders. The 'My Documents' folder remains unaffected. (apologies if I'm wrong on this point).

Edited by pip22, 10 July 2006 - 12:44 PM.

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