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I have a hard drive that I have divided into three partitions. Drive C: is the operating system, Win XP; Drive V: is for assorted games; and Drive Z: is for office applications and things pertaining to work. On Drive V: I have a file labeled Demos which I use to put game files in that are demos that I've downloaded from the internet. Each one of the demos has it's own file in the demo directory. I probably had a dozen demos or so which translates to about 5 gigs of files.

Anyway, this morning I was playing one of the demos and when I finished I decided to uninstall the game using it's uninstall program. The game seemed to uninstall normally but later, when I went back to find another game I discovered that the entire demo file had vanished. And along with it all of the demo games. I still have the shortcuts for the games on the start menu but it can't find the .exe file that it's pointing to. I did manage to find several of the game files by using the "unerase wizard" in the recycle bin. But no luck with the rest of them. I have even run a search for the files but nothing shows up.This is not a grave situation and I could probably reconstruct the games that I lost but I wold like to know under what circumstances Windows would arbitrarily delete a file. Has anybody else had a similar problem?
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