Re: Documents recovery
"DML" <DML@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> ALL of my documents have disappeared and I cannot find them in the recycle
> bin or by searching Explorer. Even the documents icon is gone. Any ideas
> how to find them?
That is strange. Now, you face a conundrum. You don't want to be running
applications that could write over those files, if they still exist. What
were you doing prior to noticing your files were gone? Has anyone had
access to your computer? Have you run your security software to check for
Did you accidentally CUT the DOCUMENTS folder and PASTE it, instead of COPY
and PASTE in the course of backing up to another hard drive, partition or
flash drive or CD/DVD. Don't laugh, it has happened to a good many people.
I worked on a clients system, after she complained her files were missing,
for about two hours until I discovered she had done exactly that. Her files
were on an external hard drive. She had CUT them instead of COPY'ed them
and sent them to the external hard drive where she promptly forgot about