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Q: need help finding lost files

Hello everyone,
my computer was attacked by vx2 malware, i tried everything to remove it but nothing worked, i was forced to reboot my computer twice. now i have lost all my work. i was wondering if i could retrive some files from my first installation.

thank you for your help

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Preferred Solution: need help finding lost 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: need help finding lost files

Did you do a clean install of the os? If so, there MAY be a chance using data recovery software. Some are free and some are not.

If you did not clean install the os, can you see your files / work?

Have you done a search for the files you want?

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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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I switched form a desktop running windows xp to a laptop with vista. My problem is that I loaned my desktop to a friend and when I got it back all of the files in my documents and my pictures were wiped. Can any of these files be recovered.
 

A:finding lost files

Did you look in the recycle bin?
Do a search for jpg files.
Look in Documents and Settings for your old profile, or any unknown profile.
Get better friends.
 

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I did a non destuctive format of my hard drive now i can't find anything that was in my documents. I can locate all the stuff from the other accounts but mine have seemed to disappear. My drive still shows the same amount of usage so trhey should be somewhere i just can't locate them..

A:Finding lost files.

Hello Blizz,Your situation seems very similar to the one described in the following recent thread here at Bleeping Computer:"Where are all my files?":http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1029754

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I just loaded XP on a fresh harddrive. The old hard drive wouldn't boot but was hooked up as drive F as a slave. While trying to move a folder from old drive to new it disappeared. I never got a warning or message asking if I wanted to delete the folder but it's gone. Any way to recover the folder ?

Thanks

Fangers
 

A:Finding lost files

did you check your recycle bin?....or run a search for the folder to see if its hiding somewhere?

if not, then there are utilities out there to recover data but they are somewhat expensive. I would consider it gone.
 

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On a desk top PC, running Windows XP Home edition, password protected, I moved several files to the Recycle Bin but did not clear the Recycle Bin. Then, I added another user with administrator status and deleted the original user (also administrator status) under which I'd moved the files to the Recycle Bin. Now, I want to recover the files I placed in the recycle bin under the former user name but cannot locate the files. I tried to add the original user name and password again but that doesn't work. I also tried a file recovery program but cannot view these files with that either. How can I find these files? Is the problem related to having deleted the user name under which the files were placed in the recycle bin?
 

A:Solved: Finding lost files

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Can anyone please help... I need to retrieve lost files on my PC after a 'System Restore'. I heard this is possible, and if so what can I do?

I had a belated PC health check last week and as expected there was so much at fault with my PC. I opted for a 'System Restore' I however made it very clear that I would require a data transfer / back-up of my 'Microsoft Outlook (Office Pro 2007) personal folders' CONTAINING THOUSANDS OF EMAILS!! Unfortunately the tech who carried out this only backed up those for Outlook Express (which I no longer use, ans haven't in ages).

Can I hope to have these file found on the computer, and if so how?

Your help is much appreciated.

Pokadot

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HELP!! New member, not that computer savvy. I had a computer crash in January and did a system restore (or what I thought was a system restore). My desktop was completely wiped out. My complete kodak photo albums were lost in the process. Those were my family albums and mean everything to me. I don't have many material things.The pictures of me and my kids mean everything to me. I've often heard that nothing is truly lost in cyber space, you just have to know how to find it. I don't know if that's true or not, but I certainly hope so. Is there anyone who reads this that can show me, if at all possible, how to get my pictures back? I run Windows XP. Thank you in advance to all who respond.
 

A:lost kodak albums-finding files on my computer

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I had just put pictures into my computer from my cell phone. I made a folder and named it. I moved all the pictures into the folder. Then I moved the folder. I thought onto my desk top, but it wasn't up. I moved them into a picture that was showing in photo shop. Now I can't find my folder or my pictures. They were automatically erased from my phone when I moved them to my computer. I tried searching all files and folders by the name I thought I gave it, I tried searching all pictures, I think I even searched the date, today. I can't find them. Does anyone have any idea where the pictures could be and how I could find them? They were not thumb nails yet they were still jpeg or whatever comes off the cell phone. I even looked in the garbage. No luck. Thanks.
 

A:Finding lost pictures

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I AM TRYING TO SET UP ON MY LAPTOP A WAY TO BE ABLE TO FIND MY LOST MOBILE SAMSUNG S5 ANDROIS THAT IS LOST SOMEWHERE IN THE HOUSE FROM MY LAPTOP (NOTE IT IS NOTE A WINDOWS PHONE)

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Hello,

I have a user who didn't receive an expected message. The sender of the message sends thousands of these automated messages per day, and of course, the sender says that they sent it.

Here's what I've tried:

1. I went to Exchange system manager to tools -> message tracking center, and tried to find al messages sent to this user this week. The message I got was "The tracking database on ***.com is not available or the message has left the Exchange organization"

2. Navigated to C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Queueand looked for "stuck" message in there. There were a bunch of messages in there, but they were all dated 6/10/04 or 6/11/04. The message I'm looking for would have been sent this week.

Did I mis a spot?

Is there anyplace else I could check?
 

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I recently had to reformat my computer, because of error problems.
So, now I am trying to reinstall programs. The problem I have run into is one of the programs installed that we still use, the person that installed it didn't write down the registration key.

Is there a way to find this, we own the copy of it, but, don't have the key anymore.

The program is Percision Map 2000, it is for an Ag Leader Yield Mapping software. (using GPS)

Any help would be great
Thanks in advance

Stuy
 

A:[SOLVED] Finding Lost passwords

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Some time back I changed a file folder to "hidden", now I can't remember where it is and don't know a good method to find it.

Suggestions please!

thanks for the help,
J.
 

A:Lost HIDDEN File... need help finding it.

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My girlfriend was working on a big project for school. She worked on it earlier in the day and sent it to herself so she could work on it at home. She opened the document at home and finished working on it, after she was done with it she saved it from opening it from her email account.

Now she can't find where she put it and is very upset about it. I can't seem to find it either. I've looked everywhere. It's somewhere isn't it? She saved it but we can't find it on her computer anywhere.

Does anyone have any idea where this file could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Problem finding a lost document

The eaiest way would be to use windows search to look for the file name.

Also not sure what verison of Windows that computer has, but I would just check the temp folders as that is where all downloads go when you check open and not save as.

Also if it was done in word, it will usually have the last 5 (i think) documents opened i word under the file menu. You can try looking there and open it from that and chose save as.

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This morning when I booted up I looked for my Mozilla Thunderbird Desktop folder. The folder contained the Thunderbird program shortcut and several files that have relevance to Thunderbird. I have searched it in vain. I know I did not accidently delete it and wonder it there is some way to retrieve it.

I am guessing that there may be a number of reasons for its disappearance, but would appreciate any suggestions for recovering it = I have files in it that I would hate to lose.

Many thanks for any assistance,

Mary

A:Need help finding lost Desktop Folder

Maybe you can retrieve it from a previous restore point.

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

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Hi,
I have misplaced a password protected word document. I've ran a detailed search, but I can't find it. I presume it is because it is password protected (I tried to search for a file that I knew the location of that was protected and my computer couldn't find it).
Thanks!
k

A:Finding a lost password protected document

Although we won't help you crack the password, start by searching all .doc and .docx files. Search all possible drives and even .bak files.

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Please, I have lost some photos on one of my CD's. I know they are still on there, I have downloaded about 3 sites to tell me this and then ask for money to buy their product so I can retrieve them! What I need is a download that is really FREE no money required so I can get my 100 or so photos back.

Thanks in advance
Dan
 

A:FREE lost photo finding download

Basically the ones that work..... cost money

In the past I've tried FREE ones and either they don't work or don't work well.

PP
 

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Hello all,
First post here, made out of some pretty bad desperation.

I was working on a Flash project on my small computer and I went to transfer it to my portable hard drive so I could work on it w/my larger computer. So, I cut the project, then pasted it to a directory on the portable hd. However, it never made it to the hd, and now it's not on my small computer.

Any ideas on where it went? Is there a directory for the Windows clipboard that I can check? I'm trying some files scans with ActiveUnDelete, but it's not going well... The scans are taking a long, long time, and I'm not really sure what I'm looking for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Desperate... Flash project due in two hours, and I just lost it! Need help finding it

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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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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 been infected with something for a few weeks now. When I was first infected one of those fake antispyware boxes popped up along with a hard drive failure icon. This virus has wiped out all of my pictures and files and redirects me everytime I search on the intenet. I have tried malwarebytes, avg scan, system restore, using the notepad and deleting host files then reseting my internet explorer settings ect... Nothing is working. I have attempted to read a few posts here and am obviously too computer illiterate to do anything further on my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated!Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:I am lost! Virus redirecting internet, lost all files and pictures..

BOOT THE PC INTO SAFEMODE WITH NETWORKINGDownloadhttp://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exeRun the unhide FIXDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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I have changed OSs. Went from XP to Windows 2000 as is more stable for my press publishing needs. I copied my .pst contact list from msoutlook to a disk with the thought of copying it into msoutlook in wk2000 however I can't find the .pst file to copy it into. Could someone help me? I searched for .pst files but to no avail.
thanks
Keith
 

A:Finding MSoutlook .pst files

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help with this following log. It turns up intermittently when I scan it with the Junkware Removal Tool.
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.0.7 (07.03.2016)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64 
Ran by laptop (Administrator) on 22/09/2016 at 21:36:47.79
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
 
File System: 10 
 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7ZWQ6H4J (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\CUN1QW0H (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\JB53EJGC (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RCY3X9H6 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\XRBKUU52 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7ZWQ6H4J (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\Syste... Read more

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it seems something is clogging up over 20gb of my hardrive and i'd like to find out what it is, unfortunately i have no idea where to begin with, so i'd like a tool that shows me the biggest file on my system so i can delete it.

my hardrive is 80gb, and windows reported 76gb usable, i dont have any large program install at all, the only thing i have is my own folder holding every single one of my files, in total it weights 50gb, and besides this folder, i have absolutely nothing else install on my pc, so i figure something is clogging up my 26gb, and i'd like to destroy it as soon as possible.
thanks for the help.
 

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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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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 just finished installing windows 10 on top of windows 8.1. As the new system loaded, I was encouraged by the banner that read "Your files are just where you left them." However, when I open OneDrive, I get the message that there are no files to show. I can access Word, Excel files, etc. by opening those applications, so the files are in a sense where I left them, but if I need to find something in OneDrive, I have nothing to search or browse.

I know that this is a very low-grade question, but I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,

SeaGeeBee
 

A:Finding OneDrive Files

If you can open the files in Office applications, then they exist somewhere. If you open OneDrive and don't see anything, then they must not be stored there.

Are they in your Documents folder?
 

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I have found that my computer has really slowed down when starting up and for a little while after that. I was talking to someone about it and they suggested to find the full startup list and delete the unneeded thing but he forgot how to get to it. Would u have any ideas how to find it.

Cheers
 

A:Finding StartUp Files

Hi,

You need Startuplist here :

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

But see also here :

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

For info on what items are needed in your startup.
 

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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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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 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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Hi... I took a picture of myself to send to my boyfriends email...and didnt want anyone else to see it...so i tried making it have a pw and when i logged on you could STILL click on it and see it...so i right clicked on it and seen ATTRIBUTES: hidden ... and clicked the box.... i cant find the damn picture and i want to deleate it so that It wil not be on my computer anymore....

A:Finding Hidden Files

Hi jessr06

Try going to Start/ControlPanel/FolderOptions/View and changing the button to SHOW Hidden Files and Folders. Just don't forget to change it back when you are finished. Let us know how you go.

Cheers

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This seems like the sort of thing which be so simple...

I have connected a friend's iPhone to my PC, so that I can copy some photos taken between particular dates (03-Feb-19 to 20-Feb-19). But there are many photos there, taken on many dates and spread across a large number of sub-folders of the DCIM folder. Plus the file creation dates are not always easy to organise. Putting that column in date order in Windows Explorer doesn't always put the dates in date order...

Is there a file finder which can find those files reliably?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J3060 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3941 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (80 GB Free); D: 780 GB (651 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., A_F_K20CE
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

A:Finding files by date

You should be able to view each subfolder by date.

what happens when you select a subfolder?
 

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i have ran Malwarebytes' antimalware on my laptop, and it keeps showing the same four files, when i look for them on my computer i cannot find them! says they are trojans...but i cannot find the files infected

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:58:44 PM, on 4/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsEPCMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxext.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:malwarebytes keeps finding same 4 files

might help if i add that i got the malware from anti-spyware 2009, my Malwarebytes scan says i have Trojan.Vundo.H in four files, but i cannot find them...it says to restart to remove them, but they dont go away
 

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Everytime I start my computer I get a window in the bottom left corner that says these files cannot be found and windows searches for them.

I just keep clicking Cancel then I get some other error message so I close that then I get an illegal operation right away. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So anyone know what these files are for or if I can safely delete them from the computer? All files are in the C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp folder.

All files end in the .exe extension too.

2ljdb6e
44ocf0mt
1frix0xy
pv0nevec
qrzx3vjn
j0o4bg1l
z19lxpl7
qckq9tie
z19lxpl7
morze1 and morze5
fen5lzwa
v53m134q
bz4fg5pr
w906jhko
xape0wiv
pf44j8ho
1k7defwf
fqtyb8ed
j60vjz1
j403odmd
1t7nrir

I did do a scan with search and destroy but I don't think It cleaned any spywear out or off of my computer. It did however find 201 infected files!

Computer runs slower then usual. Can I go in and search for these files and delete them safely?
 

A:Problems finding some files...

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I purchased a CD with thousands of pictures on it but for some reason I can only see the flash application that shows you the pictures. The program is 3 megs, the total size of the files on the CD that you can see is 3megs. But with hunderds - thousands of pictures on there I know that the disc is full.. I've already tried 'show hidden files'.. I am wondering how the people who burned the CD hid the files and how I can access the pictures...

Thank you in advance,
Ash

PS. The content is NOT COPY WRITTEN - They are pictures of scenes from famous tourist places in Iran. I lost all the pictures I had taken and wanted to post some of these on facebook to show friends where I went. - Just a heads up for anyone who was concerned.

A:Finding hidden files on a CD

I would suggest that you contact the company you purchased the CD from. CDs hold ~ 700 MB; there may be an extraction app needed.

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I am trying to find my index.dat files but I am having trouble. I am wondering if I can get a step by step list for finding them on windows vista? Also, must I be connected to the internet?
 

A:Help finding index.dat files

Windows Vista has a built in search function that you can use to find files and folders you are looking for.
 

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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

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