My computer has been working tops until recently. Went in signed on and everything is gone. Have gone to c: drive to find documents and settings folder but that folder is gone. I cannot locate my user profile either. When logging into the computer my user name and password still works. Once in the profile I cannot get any of my programs from the start up menu nor any of may saved files. In fact, my documents is shaded and cannot be opened and My programs does not exist on the start button.
My problem is that all folders and files are gone and I have a bad backup. I have run chkdsk /f and nothing showed, I also ran %userprofile% with the same result. I can get to my programs but I have to go to my C:\Programs to retrieve them. We ran recovery software but we were not able to find any our our users or the documents and settings folder.
Is there something else I can do other than scrubbing the drive and starting over? Thanks!