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Q: finding deleted files

the other day my dad went threw the computer and deleted a lot of trash but in the process he also deleted some files for some games he has also deleted everything from the recycle bin but how can i get these files back please help

thanks in advance, Nick

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Preferred Solution: finding deleted files

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: finding deleted files

I like freeware Restoration (it recovers from emptied recycle bin):

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Restoration_d4474.html

Of course there is better software but you have to spend $ for it.


good luck!

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Strangely your editor does not allow me to enter a title Using Firefox.

Hello again,

No matter which undelete programme I try, not one of them will ever find a deleted file.

I copy a file to a directory on C: or D:, delete it and then empty the Recycle Bin. Whatever application I care to use, the file, which is very unlikely to have been overwritten, can not be found. No trace of it ever.

The undelete applications are on drive Z: so that running the undeleter should have no effect on drive C: or D: where the deletion has been done.

Is there something wrong with my discs, or is it the security app ? It worked in XP !

Regards

Cheemag

(Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Kaspersky Internet Security 2015)

A:Not Finding Deleted Files

Install the recovery software on the C: drive, the drive that has the OS on it.


Is your hard drive encrypted?

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My computer is currently being upgraded to Windows XP at work and I had soem file son there back in 2005 that I deleted. These were personal files. Will the techs uncover these files while they upload all my current material on my compyuter now to the server only to bring it back down from the server on a new harddrive containing XP. If so what can I do to prevent these files from being seen? Like I said it has been almost two years since i had these files on my computer and have long been gone. I know that some files can be recovered but does this take a lotof time? ALso I store tons of info on my computer so is it likely that...the old material was written over?

Thanks,
 

A:Finding Deleted files 2 years old

If you deleted them, and emptied the recycle bin, it is doubful they will find them.
They would have to be deliberately looking for, and trying to recover, deleted files.
When upgrading the OS, that is not usually done.

 

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I pressed delete on my Documents folder by mistake, and now I have gone through an unbelievable amount of recovery softwares, and none of them will find the files. on only need a few folders back in my documents.

PLEASE HELP, they are folders for work.

A:Deleted My Documents and recovery software not finding files

Which of these applications have you tried?

Recuva

Active Undelete

Snapfiles Files Undelete

Stellar Phoenix

TestDisk

WinUndelete

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Hello,

I apparently deleted some files, though precisely when is an open question (likely within the last 3 months). I have already run a few file recovery programs to no avail. The files are mostly scientific articles, so they are replaceable. The catch is I need to know which files that were deleted.

I know that Windows is renowned for the amount of data it logs about system activity. I was hoping that there is an access log buried somewhere that I could search for the folder names and find a list of the specific files that were deleted. Also, any recommendations on the program(s) that would be helpful in doing this. I am running Windows 7 Professional x64 on a Dell Latitude D830.

Thank you so much for any help you can offer

A:The possibility of finding a file access log detailing deleted files.

Windows does not log that kind of thing unless file system auditing is enabled and the appropriate options set. This is NOT enabled by default. This auditing would consume a large amount of disk space in quite a short period of time unless it is very selective.

The real solution to this kind of problem is to maintain backups of all important files. There are a variety of ways that data can be lost and not all are preventable and not all recoverable. You need to be prepared when (not if) something happens.

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In my Ult. Vistax64, Windows update hangs. I tried numerous fixes from Microsoft (MrFixIt) and others. nothing seems to fix it, including a full system image restore from a month ago.

System Restore also seems to have had its restore points deleted as there are only two recent saved restore points/images.

And I have noticed that after booting up, and perhaps at other times, my CPU usage goes to 100%. Both the Windows update service is running (wuauserv) - see pic - and when I stop it, CPU usage gets better.


what is a bit concerning is that my McAfee virus is also taking up CPU usage as if transfer activity over the internet is heavy. No viruses are found, either via real-time scanning or if I run a manual scan on the hard drives.

I have also run an sfc /scannow , there are a lot of PendingRenames, which seem to be from the sfc command fixing errors, as well as a lot of "duplicate ownership...", which is sort of scary to see when I have a problem with my computer.

Besides the failure of the windows Update, the SFC /scannow keeps finding corrupt files and repairing them, and it does not seem just limited to a few that "are erroneously marked as corrupt" and not a problem, according to research into these problems.
The computer seems to be working fine, but not being able to install updates is a problem, and the high CPU usage is suspicious. Any help would be appreciated.

Miles

A:Windows update hangs, SFC SCANNOW keeps finding corrupt files, restore points deleted

I attached my CBS logs but don't see them. try again...

CBS.log

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okay this might sound strange but i play this browsergame named tribalwars and thanks to a bug in there anti cheat system they flagged me as using a script which was legal 2 weeks ago but not anymore.

i want to know if it's possible for me to find out when i deleted an addon and if so how to do it?

i know it's possible in chrome since a friend of mine has been unbanned after proving it..

sadly i can't find it in firefox

help would be appreciated

how to do it in chrome: history -> scroll to the date it happend and you'll see something like this : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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okay this might sound strange but i play this browsergame named tribalwars and thanks to a bug in there anti cheat system they flagged me as using a script which was legal 2 weeks ago but not anymore.

i want to know if it's possible for me to find out when i deleted an addon and if so how to do it?

i know it's possible in chrome since a friend of mine has been unbanned after proving it..

sadly i can't find it in firefox

help would be appreciated

how to do it in chrome: history -> scroll to the date it happend and you'll see something like this : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

A:need some help with finding when i deleted an add on

Viewing the browsing history - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

This should help you.

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Ok, you smart people..obviously, I am not very smart or I wouldnt be here! I am SO glad to have found this site!!! My question...if i have deleted my history and gone into my internet options and deleted all my settings, files, cookies, etc, is there a way to retrieve and see where I have been? The history is getting deleted as is the address bar....I am trying to catch someone on my pc...any help woul dbe appreciated?

Kindly,

Missy
 

A:Finding deleted history

How about this?

http://www.pcworlddownload.com/system-utilities/monitors/ProBot-SE.htm
 

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a friend wants to catch her cheating partner who always empties his outlook express after being on the net.

can deleted emails be retrieved?
 

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Hi, I was just wondering if there is a command prompt or anything else you can do to find out when a file was deleted.

I lost a bunch of downloaded files on the 24 of november this year and I was not on the computer that day, I did however have the computer with me and I believe someone I know deleted these files purposely.

I would obviously like to recover but that is not a big deal, however I am much more interested in finding out if the files were deleted on this day or when they were deleted.

If there is a log of when files deleted or something I can do to find out it would be of great help.

Thanks in advance.

A:Finding when a file was deleted

If they are still in the recycle bin then they should have a date of deletion marked .. you should be able to right click and select the column if it's not shown.

If the files have been deleted from the recycle bin then there are some pieces of software that can recover those files .. sometimes but not always the recovery software will notify you of the date and time deleted. It really depends upon the recovery software being used

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I have Corel Suite 8 on my Acer laptop and am running Windows XP media centre edition. I may have accidentally deleted the Wordperfect 8 program. Is there any way I can get it back without buying another copy and reinstalling it.

JohnDL

A:Finding deleted program

Hi langfordj!!



Can you verify further the issue? Did you deleted or uninstalled the program? Or did you mean you deleted the icons?



If you mentioning that you actually uninstall the programs, you may try system restore as an options, but there is no guarantee you can get the program again. You might want to give it a try and see.

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I've been writing and keeping a lot of notes (notepad) on my computer in my documents. Saturday I deleted them them all in one sweep. Now I'm regreting that I deleted them. I've tried using my system restore, search etc and that still didn't get them back. Does anyone know if it's possible for me to be able to find these somewhere on my computer?
 

A:Finding deleted Notes

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Is there any free software online that is able to retrieve emails permanently deleted from an AOL account about 3 weeks ago? The email was also printed out that day in case if that helps in locating the lost email in some random sector of the hard drive.
Thanks!
 

A:Finding deleted emails

If the email was stored on the AOL server, and not downloaded in Outlook or Outlook express, you have zero chance of retrival, as it is stored on a server that you have no control over and would certainly be already written over.

If it did create a temporary spool file in memory while printing out, that will have been immediately deleted when the print operation finished.

If you actually downloaded it in Outlook or similar, then deleted it there is every liklihood it is in your email delected folder. But that is speculation as we don't know how it was accessed.
 

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I deleted a couple of e-mail addresses i wish i didn't,anyway i could find them ?
 

A:help finding accidentally deleted e-addresses

Hi booy72jp2001

Did you send an e-mail to any one of those addresses?
If so, check in your Sent Items folder.

If you haven't sent an e-mail message to the e-mail address or received an e-mail from that e-mail address, I don't know other than asking how you came by the addresses originally.
 

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I went though the topics and found one and followed it to the letter. The problem is I can not download anything states I have a virus but I cant find anything in Anti virus or malware. I found finding discount listed in my programs but when I try to delete it bri ngs up web page. I loaded AdwCleaner.exe and Farbar to a thumb drive the I was able to drag to desktop and tried to load into registry but get error can only load Binary code. So I am stuck not being able to download or remove the program from the computer. any advice??

A:Cant download always says Virus Deleted have finding discount cant remove

Download MiniToolbox and save it to your desktop,run it as Administrator and make sure that these are checked :
Flush DNS
Reset IE and FF Proxy Settings
List Installed programs
 
Attach log here
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/.

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I inadvertantly deleted all of my saved email messages and address book when I deleted myself as a user in control panel/users (I was trying to deal with a Windows password that I could not remember).

When I re-created myself as a user on my computer, I found that all of my saved emails and my address book were no longer present in Outlook Express 5.0. Is there any way to retrieve this information? I'm using Windows 98 SE.

Thanks a Bunch!
 

A:Finding deleted email and addresses in Outlook Express

Not 100% sure, but I think your out of luck Aggie. Maybe someone else has a suggestion.
 

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How can I change Outlook so that all my deleted files are deleted rather than being sent into the "Deleted" folder?

There must be a way?

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Is this possible, and how? thanks!
 

A:FInding deleted chat history of yahoo instant messenger

Im not so sure that is possible,once its gone its gone......I think...... but you could try going into your history icon on the toolbar and you might get back so far that way....its just a suggestion
 

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Ok.
 
I have two files Avast can not scan. 
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11312_596062500.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11252_596032657.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
They look like they might be something to do with Windows 10?
 
I might have  typo in the warnings - i had to type these in as i cant see how you grab a report from avast.
 
Any ideas?

A:Avast on Win 7 finding two files it can not scan. Win 10 files?

Correct windows 10 is downloading in the background and there are two folders BT and WS they are, I believe, password prot4ected files until they are installed

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I have windows vista and I need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer .

Yes I checked C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
I cannot fined any FLV files and flash files .Where else can I look for it ? Any where it saves it in temep folder ? Now I'm trying play it with out a bandwith overload but cannot find the FLV files and flash files .
I'm over the the bandwith .
 

A:Need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer

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I need serious help. Something is deleting every file I attempt to download. I get the same message... " (file name) contained a virus and was deleted" enclosed in a box which also includes a red colored shield with a white "x" inside. It does not discriminate...even Microsoft files are deleted rather than saved. It occurs even in "safe" mode.

Please also note that for some reason, I am unable to access your web site except while in "safe" mode.

Per your instructions, following is the system info file contents:

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Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3453 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227239 MB, Free - 163065 MB; D: Total - 11232 MB, Free - 1545 MB; G: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 186898 MB;
Motherboard: OEM_MB, IVY8
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated and Enabled

====================================================

Likewise, the Hijackthis.txt :

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File of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:05:09, on 5/22/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16483)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng... Read more

A:Cannot download files (including Microsoft). Files are deleted before saved.

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Windows 8.1
Started a new account, with admin privileges. Deleted old account also with admin privileges. Selected the "KEEP FILES" option. Deleted account. A folder pops up in desktop, with the computer's name. Under that folder there was another folder with old user name, and under that folder there was yet another folder also with old user name. Completely empty.
Desktop>[COMPUTERNAME]\[USERNAME]\[USERNAME]\Empty
I don't have a restore point to which to retrieve my files. The c:\ disk says there is 600GBs of free space, previously I had only 300. All the library from my old user account have been wiped. I also checked Recycle Bin which is empty. The current account has admin privileges and is set to show hidden files. I was told that it might be under c:\Users. I checked that with CMD and two folders were titled "." and "..", they don't show under file explorer.

I am running Recuva right now, but from what I understand that won't be able to restore file names and fragmented files, which are both critical. I also had an encrypted file with a none standard extension which might be ignored by Recuva.

A:Deleted User Account, Selected Keep Files, lost all files

Hello Abe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what went wrong, but this is a perfect example of why you should always back up anything that you do not want to lose first to be safe.

I hope Recuva may be able to recover your files for you.

Did you have any system images or Windows backups to restore them from?

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Hello, i have a samsung qx411-w01 and i was having issues with it such as blue screen crashes, several program crashes etc. Unfortunately, my system restores got cleaned out and there was not a way to go back before the errors started. I decided to use Samsung Recovery Solutions to restore my windows files but instead of a quick restore i mistakenly did a complete restore which restored my entire windows drive (not just folder) and deleted ALL my personal files and reverted my computer to the state it was when i got it in 2012. Im currently trying to get my files back using recuva but everything is disorganized and i have no idea how to get it all back... I want to recover entire folders but the files are scattered. I mostly just want music, playlists, pictures, documents, videos, pdfs, etc. Im not worried about reinstalling the programs and settings. I havent been touching my computer much because i dont want deleted files to get overwritten. I really need help restoring my computer to what it was, what should i do? Please help

A:All personal files deleted. Files scattered on Recuva

Hmm, Getting those files back seems to be hard,but let's do it...
Go to computer> C partition>Users ---- Your old user account should be stored here,open it and your deleted files might be stored here.

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Hi there,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section!

I recently got a new additional desktop at office that has Windows 7 Professional loaded on it. I use my laptop as the primary computer, but need to start using the desktop for other routine activities.

I need to run a vbs/exe file in the background, as soon as the Windows loads up. I copied few files and everything works well. I had saved the program along with the vbs & exe file in 'C:/Program Files/New Doc' (no specific reason). But when I restart my desktop, all the files get deleted. I was reading online about this and I figured, this could be because Windows 7 is booting on the network? I am not sure, but that explains why all the files I download get wiped/deleted on the next restart.

I was wondering if you can help me out in three things:

1) Can you confirm if Network Boot is the reason why files are getting deleted?

2) Assuming Win 7 is working on Network boot, is there a folder/location where in which, the file I save are not deleted in the next restart?

3) My main concern is that, I need to run this VBS/Exe file on Windows startup, but because all the files get deleted on start up, I can't put the file in the Startup folder or use the Task Scheduler or Group Policy to get this file working on Startup.

Thanks a lot in advance. Any help is appreciated!

EDIT: As this is a desktop that is going to be shared with 2 more colleagues, I don't want use a USB or other external drives to run the file vbs/exe file.... Read more

A:Files get deleted with Network Boot (Need autostart of files)

It sounds like you may have Time Freeze, Returnil, or some other "sandbox" software running that uses the Shadow Service to divert downloads and file copies to a cache rather than the actual disk drive folder. When the system is booted the cache is discarded. Files all gone.

Try downloading and running AutoRuns and look for these programs. If you don't see any I mentioned then you may have to search on any you don't recognize.

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I posted about missing files after malware cleanup seperately because i don't want to combine the two. I have a question about how to get rid of files i see in my Secunia psi program but never see them listed in windows uninstaller, Revo uninstaller or even Iobit uninstaller .

Thank you very much, the help is truly appreciated.

A:finding files

Hello -Since you have no record of Malware Cleanup at this forum, could you please tell or link us to that particular item -I think that one minor problem may be related to the IObit programs installed on your system.It is unfortunate that this program / company has a habit of confusing some of your files, and makes them hard to find.The first / best option is to remove IObit from your computer. Next uninstall Secunia PSI Version 3 if that is what you use.Then you can install Secunia PSI Version 2, and not use the latest Version 3, that is a bit more complicated.You may find the earlier version of Secunia is much easier to manage, and easier to handle for many people (me included).Thank You - EDITED to add Secunia 2 Link -

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Is there any reason when I do a search for files on my PC, as in START/FIND/FILES or FOLDERS that it doesn't find the files that I have saved within Outlook Express?

For instance, I know SOMEWHERE in my OE I have an email with an attached jpg. in it named PhillyJimmy in it.... but when I do a search of my hard drive (C) it will not find the file. Shouldn't find files or folders find that file name if it's exact?

Thanks

DAVID

DELL PIII 450MHz
Win98se
 

A:Finding files within OE...???

Hey BigDave

Yes, there is. OE is a database program - your emails are not files, they are information stored within the index files (.DBX). The only way to use search to find something there is to specify what text you are looking for in search. And for files, you would enter *.dbx.

However, if you know it is in a folder in OE, you can use the "search" included in OE.
Click Edit->Find Message In This Folder. If it stops at a possible email and it is not the one, pressing F3 will make it continue the search until it has gone through a folder.
 

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I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim

A:Finding files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele


I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim


If you click "Start", "Computer", there is a "Search" window in the right corner. You can put the file name (Blue.mp3) or if you don't know the file name, put *.mp3

It will bring them up.

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Hi

I keep a couple of .txt files on my desktop, so I can easily refer to them.

Today I lost them. They are not in the recycle bin though, it has not been emptied since July, so, where can these files be please?

I have done a search for them, and they just seemed to have vanished without trace.

Please could someone help me locate them?

Thanks
 

A:Help pls, in finding some .txt files.

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this is a bit of an embarrassing question but please bear in mind that I am a novice at this. I understand about FTP but how do you actually find FTP files in the first place? Is there a search engine in the same way as for normal website pages? Or do you just look for the FTP option when you are downloading files?

Thanks for your help.

Jamie

A:finding FTP files

FTP is File Transfer Protocol. As such, it is a definition for a mechanism to transfer files over a network.

So, there aren't any "FTP Files" since you could theoretically FTP any file.

I believe you're referring to "FTP Sites". Usually, FTP sites are maintained by businesses or individuals who would like to allow people to transfer files to or from them quickly - using FTP. Usually these sites are technical or scholarly in nature - like a computer company having update files on it's FTP site. There will usually be a link on a companies home page. Or a user might have an FTP server with MPEG or MP3 files on it available for download.

As stated, you usually have to be told of the existence of an FTP site or server. You could just "gues" however, this is the hard way.

FTP is "quicker" than using HTTP although file transfer is possible with both.

Modern browsers are capable of changing from HTTP to FTP pretty seamlessly to the user.

Older users (like me ;) or "power users") sometimes prefer the command line FTP which can give a little more control over the intracacies of the protocol. Some programmers have built this into GUI FTP programs such as WS-FTP.

Hope this helps.

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hi can anyone help please i had to reformat my pc as it crash while doin a system recovery. ive lost all my mp3s data files. pictures how can i find them all again there in a differnt partition

thanks dave
 

A:help finding files please

Did you do a Full install?
When you say on a different partition was it still on the same Hard drive?
 

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Can someone please tell me if a history and temp internet file exist in win2k and if so where can they be found???? Thanks.

Ryan
 

A:help finding files

to find the temp internet file location go to tools menu, internet options. middle section titled temp internet files, select the settings button, it will display the location of the storage location
That is also where the cookies are stored I beleive
 

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I recently needed to find some files (MS Word which contained a specific word). From Windows Explorer, I selected the root of the directory in which I thought the files resided, entered the word I wanted to find in the Search box, and 16 files were found.

I then repeated the search using a stand-alone search tool and it found several hundred files.

I looked at the search options and they ARE configured to search the directory in question and MS Word documents. (Since some files were found, it seems reasonable to assume that the search options are configured properly.) It also reported that my system was fully indexed.

Why does Windows Search fail to find files being sought?

A:Search not finding files

Did you select both .doc and .docx files in your search?

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Having mastered XP and previous M/S OS's over the years, I'm floored at the complexity and confusion of 8.1, and if there was ANY alternative to MicroSoft, I would gladly take it and pay for it.

I'm an author. In XP I had my files and folders. Now, I have no idea where my files (Word, etc.) are going. I am finding my files in:

This PC/DocumentsHomegroup/(my name)/pc/Documents/c:Users/(my name)Homegroup/(my name)/pc/Documents/c:Users/(my name)/SkydriveOneDrive/DocumentsDesktop/(my name)/Documents

When I save a Word document, it defaults to something called:
(my name)'s OneDrive/Documents

but it calls it:
One Drive-Personal/Skydrive/Documents

Could someone give me some advice re: how to just have one set of files and folders, like I had in XP? I'd gladly pay you ...

Also, I had heard that by clicking in the upper left corner of the screen, I could get to an area more like the State section of XP, but I am not finding this.

THANK YOU - Tony in Arizona

A:Finding my folders and files

The actual folders are in C:\Users\(your user name)\. The Libraries will link to those folders. HomeGroup does too I think, I don't use HomeGroup and always leave the HomeGroup that's created automatically so there is no HomeGroup. If you open the Charms Bar (Windows logo key + C), click Settings > Change PC Settings > One Drive. Then turn "Save documents to OneDrive By default" Off. All your files will then be saved locally.

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No problem but was wondering if there is a program that can tell you what a .dll file is associated with. Seem to remember hearing about one but can not recall what it was.
I have a .dll that XoftSpySE found but I am not sure if I need it or not.
 

A:finding what the different .dll files are asscoiated with

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Not sure if this is the right forum...

I have alot of extraneous files hidden deep inside folder after folder, I want to be able to find all files that are NOT .wav, .mp3, .aif, .aiff, .rx2 and move them into a new seperate folder, leaving only those files type in the folders. Afterwards I would like to delete all empty folders.

Any suggestions?

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I restored my laptop recently but before I restored it I had my old backup of my iPhone data on iTunes, but after restoring my PC, that old backup on iTunes is no longer popping up. So does this back that, that old back up is gone forever? Or is there a way to get it back?

A:Finding Old Files After Restoration

Originally Posted by napy666


I restored my laptop recently but before I restored it I had my old backup of my iPhone data on iTunes, but after restoring my PC, that old backup on iTunes is no longer popping up. So does this back that, that old back up is gone forever? Or is there a way to get it back?



Hey napy!

Did you not copy all the important files from the notebook to a external drive before the restoration of the OS?

If not, the data could be gone. A Restore of the OS usually requires a Format of the drive which will erase All data
on that drive prior to the re-install.

Open Computer and under the C:// drive, look for a folder named "Windows.old".
If your lucky, you should have that folder on the root of the C:// drive with all your
old data.Open it and see if the missing data has been saved. This will be a big folder size. (GBs)
Flashorn.

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I hope this is the right place for this post!
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I started having some issues that I couldn't find solutions for, so I decide to do a complete system reset. I used Windows Easy Transfer to save user account files to a CD. Reset the system, loaded the backup CD and ran WET. I followed the directions and was told that the transfer was complete. However, I can't find the files! The only personal data info on the system is the stuff added since the reset.
Any ideas about how to resolve this?

Thanks

A:Problem finding WET files

Originally Posted by cruzsgal


I hope this is the right place for this post!
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I started having some issues that I couldn't find solutions for, so I decide to do a complete system reset. I used Windows Easy Transfer to save user account files to a CD. Reset the system, loaded the backup CD and ran WET. I followed the directions and was told that the transfer was complete. However, I can't find the files! The only personal data info on the system is the stuff added since the reset.
Any ideas about how to resolve this?

Thanks



Can anyone help me?

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I only do what the voices in my head tell me to do....Click to expand...



I feel really stupid asking this out loud...but I have to admit I do not understand this or will not learn, right? Kinda right??

I do not really get the finding file thing. When I go to open a file, and this window comes up and I need to type something in so I can find it, and there is already a location determined, or just there (?)...what the heck do ya do to find what you want to? I am just lost when this comes up and just cancel out of it!! (chicken that I am!).

If anyone can please shed some tech-light on this area of mystery for me...I will try to grasp the concepts and get this down, finally, once and for all. My goal is to not have to cancel out of these searches and know what it is asking me to do to get to where I need to go!

Don't even know if the place is where I should actually be at, like when it comes up with "My Documents" for example. And the bottom item, with the .xxx after it, like xxx.txt, etc...what is that all about?

As you can obviously tell, I am lost but at least I will pull over and finally ask for directions!

Mucha Thanx!
 

A:Finding Files...not any stupid ?'s, right?

Hi parrotplay,
OK I will try and keep this as basic as possible, if you need more info don't hesitate to ask,it's really not that bad

Ok when you first click on the search tab you will have various options, the first 4 are the one's that you will probably need to begin with so here goes.

The first 2 options, Pictures \ music \ video
Documents \ word \ spread sheets

In both these cases once you have decided what you are looking for as in file type, click on the option needed, once you do this you will have more options, click on the advanced tag. You will now have the option to type in all or part of the file name you are looking for, also if you have multiply hard drives you can tick the appropriate drive letter to search ( hope this is ok so far )

The third option All files \ folders

This will take you straight to the advanced stage ( as above ) just do exactly the same as per telling it where to look and file name etc.

The forth option Computers \ people
This option deals with finding other computers on your network ( if you have more than one pc linked together ) or peple in your email address book ( as it says )

The first two options are probably the one's you need the most, experiment with saving a file ( give it a name you will remember ) and then trying to find it using the search.

I hope this was ok, as I said, if you need anything else ask, no problem

Good luck, and sorry for being long winded
 

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Guys,
I am running XP pro SP3, 3.2GB pentium dual core, 4096 Ballistic ram.

over the last few days I have been having issues.. when I open my computer I get the looking for files torch for maybe 15/20 minutes before my drives appear? It is now getting worse... I went to do a reg clean and clicked on backup first and I always save files to same directory, I clicked on the browse button and it has now been stuck for 25 minutes.

I have tried to start bitdefender scan but it wont start, last scan was early hours of this morning and no issues were found.

Any ideas

Glas

A:Really slow in finding files

Hello & welcome to TSF

follow this link

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...ow-247567.html

you also may have to do this

what you need to do is follow this link

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

for this to work properly you must follow all instructions

if you can not compleat a step make a note and then move to the next step

save all logs to the desktop for ease of reposting

when you have compleated the steps do not post back here you must start a ne post in the (Highjackthis Forum log help forum) of this site

stand strong for the techs there are busy

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I have been trying to monitor my 13 year olds computer and he is wayyyy more techy than I am. I think he was on to me because today when I went in I clicked on folder, tools, options (maybe not in that order) but when I went to click on (I think ) options ;....there was a little icon on the left and when I clicked on it it would not open? What could he have done to it ? And how can I unlock it? I would be so grateful for any help?

Also, his MSN instant messenger has disappeared? it shows he has one unread message but his inbox is empty....where could it have gone ...is it hidden too? How do I find it/

A:finding hidden files

I'm an adult but am not a fan of helping people spy on other people, regardless of their relationship. I strongly suggest you ask your son if he is hiding something and to give you access to the files

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I recently got an SSD and followed this guide to set it up properly
How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization

My problem is that once I finished it and everything was quick, I was too stupid to not back up at all and I cut/paste the contents of the user folder's video, music and pictures into the windows libraries. Now I cannot log back into the account, and with my other accounts, I cannot find any of the files. Any one knows where they went or if they still exist?

A:Need help finding location of files

You cannot move anything into libraries - only into folders. Libraries are only an index of folders. But if you move something to a library, it ends up in the default folder of that library. Look into the libraries Properties and see what the default folders are.

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Sometimes a file gets downloaded from the internet (willingly or not) but then I cannot find it. Is there a way to search to find the most recently created new files?

A:Finding downloaded files

Aren`t they going to your downloads folder, set it up so all your downloads will go there, it`s the default location in Windows 7, unless you`ve changed it.

In Chrome it`s in Settings/Advanced Settings/Downloads

Set it to download files to the downloads folder. You can always move them someplace else later.

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location

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Hi I was kind of hoping I could get some help with this.
Earlier today my computer started acting weird and sent me into a 'temporary user account' whenever I tried to go into my usual account(admin). I got a message saying that it would go away if I logged off but it wouldn't work. And once I had done that a few times the message stopped appearing and it stayed like that.

But my biggest issue is to find the personal files(movies/pictures etc.) from that account, since my hard drive still is almost full they gotta be somewhere. But I can't find them anywhere no matter how I search.

I would really appreciate some help with this, and I would be more than happy to provide more information if I'm told what to information to give.
Thanks.
 

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Hey all. Just wondering if there was a very easy and simple way to find the number of files and directories that are listed within a hard drive for Windows XP. Thanks in advance for any insight.
 

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*I'm not computer saavvy so please forgive me if I have a hard time describing my problem*

Hey everyone, recently my computer crashed (HP with Windows XP) and I had to reboot my computer, luckily my computer retained most of my files (everything in My Documents, and the HP PAVILLION (C:) etc etc). However, I had a substantial amount of files (mostly media, music) stored in a file on my desktop and as I had worried/expected the file was gone and all of its contents. Now heres where it gets tricky.

My hard drive right now is missing about ~60 gigs which roughly corresponds to the missing data! It says I have about 18 gigs of space left when I should have closer to 80.

I tried running a search for the missing files but the Windows search only goes through the standard folders like My documents etc. It's as if the files are there but there is no file path and they are just floating around in my hard drive somewhere inaccessible.

Is there anyway I can get these files back (without paying $70 for some lame file recovery program) or at the very least get my HD space bacK?

Any help appreciated. Thank you

A:Need Help Finding Some Lost Files!

You could try Recuva.

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