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Documents Folder and all the files are MIA

#1
:cry: So, I'm not sure exactly what happened but as of right now I can not located the Documents folder...It used to be there but now its not. If I try to open a document, say from word or something like that, it'll tell me the file is not there bla bla bla. If I try to click on the link off of the "start" menu it asks me what software I want to use to open it...*blink* I poked around and located a File that is called "Documents" with 0 bytes...is there someway that I turned a Folder into a File? Any ideas of what I can try to restore the documents/file?

I did try doing a system restore from a few days ago but it keeps encountering errors...I'm not having much luck on the computer front this week.

Any advice anyone can provide would be much appreciated...I'm stumped.

Thanks!
Heathyre
 

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    Synaptics TouchPad V5.9 on PS/2 Port
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    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

Brink

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mvp
usa us_oklahoma
#2

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#3
Hello Heathyre, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if using Method Three (step 2) can restore the C:\Users\(user name)\Documents folder for you afterwards.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/148461-personal-user-folder-restore-missing-folder.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the super-speedy reply. I actually stumbled upon the tutorials after poking around a bit, I'm attempting them right now so hopefully they'll work. Will my missing documents return too or am I going to be out of luck?

Thanks!
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway C-140X
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Due CPU T5250@1.50GHz
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad V5.9 on PS/2 Port
    Keyboard
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

Brink

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mvp
usa us_oklahoma
#4
You're welcome Heathyre,

They should if they have not been corrupted, and this is the only thing that is wrong with them not showing up.
 

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    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD
#5
I just tried following the instructions and restarted about 10 times and am having no luck. :( Its just so weird.
 

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    Intel Core 2 Due CPU T5250@1.50GHz
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    1280 x 768
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad V5.9 on PS/2 Port
    Keyboard
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

johngalt

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#6
Just so you know, you can have files and folders that are documents - but in your case it is likely that it has merely been hidden, not lost completely.

Have you tried performing a search on your entire HD for a document that you know you have?
 

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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST1500DL001 1.5 TB SATA II
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    ThermalTake BlackWidow 850W
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    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
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    3 VMs built off IP 14971:
    UUP disabled / single VHD | UUP disabled / dual VHDs with moved \User Tree | UUP enabled / single VHD
#7
I have tried that as well. Although I'm not sure whats been going on with my lap top...I suspect mutiny. *lol*

I think I'll call it a night and do a few more restarts and start fresh tomorrow. Thank you for all your help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway C-140X
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Due CPU T5250@1.50GHz
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 768
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad V5.9 on PS/2 Port
    Keyboard
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

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