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Need Help Finding Some Lost Files!

Q: Need Help Finding Some Lost Files!

*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

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Preferred Solution: Need Help Finding Some Lost Files!

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A: Need Help Finding Some Lost Files!

You could try Recuva.

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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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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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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
 

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Have just returned my computer to factory condition, and although I am very pleased with the result, I am having difficulty in finding and recovering Office data from my Ex. HD. The problem is that I really dont know how to open these files or which files to even open. Below is a section of files from 'HomePC' uploaded from the hard drive. Can someone help please?

A:External HD-Finding Files

Right-click - Extract each folder.

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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 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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I am getting assistance from Malwarebytes helpdesk for an apparent hijacking trojan that I have. I installed ComboFix aper the techs instructions. He has now asked me to look for a combofix text file at c:\combofix.txt. I probably could find it when I was using Windows XP, but for the life of me I can't find it using the Vista operating system. Where do I look? I need a tutorial on finding all my C:\ files. This should be easy but Vista seems to be hiding them on me.HELP!

A:Tutorial Finding My Files

hi,,, click on vista start menu orb>click computer>click on C: drive>click on program files>click on combo fix program file and look for the file they said,,,,,
also with vista if you index the C: drive then just type "combofix.txt" into the search box in start menu and it will come up instantly
good luck.

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I use Optima mail, I have down loaded a few things.  The applet does not show or give a location option, doing a search by file name indicates they are located in "files".  I have spent an hour trying to find "files" any help very much appreciated.  I hate 7 and 8 seems even worse!
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum
Roger

A:Finding down loaded files

They may be located at Everdesk's root folder.
 
This is the top level folder in EverDesk. By default it is set to your My Documents folder. You can choose a root folder when starting up EverDesk for the first time, or via this settings menu.

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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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My file search is not finding files which I know are there, including files that I find and then try a search to see if windows eight can also find them. I have tried all the solutions' offered by googling 'windows 8 not finding file' such as the troubleshooter . One suggestion was to change the location of where to search to 'everywhere' but this option is greyed out.
Any ideas?

A:Search not finding files

Hello Trevor,

You might see if the items in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial below may be able to help with your search results.

Search in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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