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Q: Lost A Folder Need Help Fast

I just lost a very important folder and don't know where to look to see where it went. I was saving some fonts in my fonts 2 folder and all of a sudden it just disappeared. What did I do and and anyone help me get it back? Hope you can help. Wrenie

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A: Lost A Folder Need Help Fast

start/search, type in the name

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ok say i forgot to save a very important word document and have lost loads of work on it! i found the temporary file which appears to have what i was working on but whatever programme i open it in, its pretty much unreadable. please help!!!

A:need help fast with lost and recovered doc!!

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ok, i just downloaded the new windows live messenger and went to restart my computer like it said. now i cant get back in. it will boot up and get to the user select screen. i can select my user profile and put in my pasword but then it freezes and will not log in or let me do anything. i tried it in safe mode as well and the same thing happened. has anyone come accros such things before? i am in a huge bind if i cannot get my computer back up and running immediately.

I'm, using windows XP

A:Solved: I need help fast and i am so lost.

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I clicked on the Hidden box of Properties for a couple of my folders.

I lost my limited user account folder in the Users folder. How do I get it back?


A:I lost my limited user account folder icon in Users folder.

You mean you hide it? If that what happened, just change the folder view setting to show up the hidden folders.
Refer here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

If that isn't what happened, then elaborate the situation much more.
Take Care

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Need to restore my hard drive, however I lost my restore disks. Is my computer an expensive door stop?

A:Lost my restore disks... need help fast.

You can contact the computer manufacturer and ask for another set or you can purchase an OS disk and do a clean install. It's also possible there is a hidden restore partition on your system. Without more information from you, that's the best I can offer.

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hi, I was having problems with my laptop being very slow and was trying to do a full system restore. I didnt have the battery in when i tried to do the restore and unfortunately half way through the charger came out and switched the laptop off. i turned it back on and it says i had to insert my windows disc which i dont have. it wont let me do anything else now. ive tried downloading windows to disc but when it gets back to the restore page it says i need to have the windows installation disc and wont let me restore from an earlier time as these have all been erased. its a dell inspiron n5030, with windows 7. what do i ask dell for if i have to ring them. please help me!!!!

A:need help fast. lost windows installation disk.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

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We are running windows xp media edition 2004.

client services for netware has disabled the welcome screen and fast user switch screen. to restore these features we must uninstall client services for netware.

we cant find netware or client services for netware in the add / remove programs.

we searched the files for netware and found to programs listed one in c:\j386 and another one in c:\windows\system32

How can we unistall the program?

A:lost welcome screen and fast switch users

I have the same problem. Switch users has been disabled by client services for netware. I disabled it in the manager Iits not in "Add or Remove Programs") by going to: start> control> panel > administrative Tools > Services > scroll down to Client Services, double click on on it, and disasbled in the "startup type" drop down window.

I still can't switch users. (this is xp pro)

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Hi,yesterday I got my HPenvy.Now seems some issue with its touch pad, I'm seeing a few but the primay issue which I'm facing is with its touch pad. Say for example while using the touch pad to navigate windows explorer context menus menu disappears by itself (say I'll be able to create a new folder after 10-15 attempts some times). But I never created one in my first attempt.  But if I use may arrowkeys to navigate through the context menu I dont have the issue described above. And some times some keys are not responding (still trying to find a pattern for the issue). Is this a known issue or will I be forced to return the product though I like it verymuch (over all). Kallada1978

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I had upgraded from communicator/netscape 4.7x to netscape 7.2 several months back. All was fine till tuesday 7/5/2005 I log in and noticed my sent folder was empty, also another work related folder is empty:

I'm not sure how to do a screen shot here so:

Sent 2KB File 7/5/2005 1:38pm

Sent.msf 2KB MSF File 7/5/2005 10:57 pm

Sent.snm 3,280 KB SNM File 1/12/2005 3:22 PM

similarly another folder:

csgfld MISSING not there!
csgfld.msf 2846kb msf file 7/1/2005 5:24 pm
csgfld.snm 4848kb snm file 1/12/2005 9:13pm
My Sent folder from my 6/9/2005 backup is a 65M+ file with thousands of messages

My csgfld folder from my 6/9/2005 backup is a 99M + file with thousands of messages

I saw that my disk space was almost gone when i noticed these folders were "empty". Please advise.

Did i hit a netscape bug?
Did i hit an upper limit to folder size in terms of messages/Megabytes?
Did netscape zero out these files since I did not have diskspace instead of just warning me?

Am i stuck with losing 3 weeks worth of email in my sent and csgfld folder?

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:netscape 7.2: "sent" folder empty/lost, also another folder the same

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I use Windows Mail. Never had a problem. I do genealogy work and I have quite a lot of surname folders where I store email pertaining to that surname. It's very important and there are a lot of attachments with documents. Today I go in and one of the folders is gone. The very first one titled Ansell-Collins.

Now where could it go? I searched the deleted folder... not there. I check to be sure it didn't jump into another folder... I opened everything. GONE.

Can anyone explain this and perhaps help me get it back?

If I was beyond the limit of how much mail I could store wouldn't I get some type of warning before it just deleted something I needed? Years of work down the drain.

A:Help lost folder

We cannot give you the reason, but Im fairly certain that I can give you the solution.Download and use Shadow Explorer
ShadowExplorer.com - About
Do not use the computer for any other reason. If Explorer does not work, do not use the computer post and I will give you another solution.
Nothing is truly deleted from the hard drive until it is overwritten. That is why I say dont use.

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I was clearing out space on my computer. I ran across a folder called "recently changed" I had never heard of a folder called that? I opened the folder and there was a log of everything I have done for at least 2 weeks. So I emptied the folder. What a mistake! I have lost pictures that I have downloaded within the last month. I really would like to get these pictures back. Is there anything I can do?

A:Lost folder??

Try system recovery at a point before you deleted the file or try freeware Glary Undelete. Good luck.

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Once again I have lost a folder in WLM. This happened before and i tried a number of things, nothing worked. Them much later the folder reappeared? Any help would be appreciated.

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Okay here's the problem-I have a user that has office10 and he said he was moving e-mails to a folder then all of a sudden he lost the folder. Now it's not apst folder because I searched but when I do a search in Windows 7 for one of the e-mails it will say the e-mail is in outlook but I can't seem to find the folder they are in. Can someone please help me with this?

A:Lost folder

Just to be clear, your user has Office XP / Office 2002 installed and while "moving" emails in Outlook 2002 he "lost" the folder - is this correct?

As your search for an email says it is in Outlook, my best guess is the target folder was moved and may be located as a subfolder under another. Expand out all folders and see if it's "hiding" in the folder tree.


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Ok I hope this is the right place for this. Anyways, I recently reformatted my hard drive. I know I did it correctly, I unplugged all USB drives and all before doing it to make it a clean reformat. I backed up all my important stuff. I had about 2 gigs of multimedia files I put into a compressed folder and put on a blank dvd. After reformatting and resetting up my computer and all, I popped the dvd in, and cut the compressed folder from the dvd and put it on the desktop. I tried opening it and it said the files were corrupt. I know they weren't infected or anything because I scanned them and I know the exact source of every file in there. So then I had to reboot because of updates, and anyways when I got back to the desktop the compressed folder was gone, and i searched my computer and couldn't find it anywhere. I also checked the dvd it says the entire dvd's memory is taken up (like it was when I started with the stuff on it) but it doesn't show the folder anymore. Is there any possible way I can retrieve that folder? thank you in advance.

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I had a folder in Outlook 2003 that I stored certain emails. It has disappeared. I havent noticed it gone before today. I installed IE7 this afternoon and restarted the computer. Thats when I noticed it has gone. I also noticed that a few, but not all, of my emails got moved to a "large mail" folder under "search folders". Anyone know where my other emails may have gone or how to get them back?

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So, I was testing out my new batch file that hides files, and then requires a password to un hide it, all from the file. The problem was that anybody could right click it, hit edit, then change the password to get to it(assuming they have basic computer knowledge). So I had made an .exe file that required a password to open, which all it did was open that file. Then I noticed, it wouldn't hide the specified folder because the .bat file that the .exe opened was in a different directory. So I made a shortcut to the folder, then I put the folder in the same directory. Sadly, then when I un-hid the .bat, the directory was gone, and it took the folder with it, as far as I know. The major problem is that the folder that was taken was my whole desktop. I had put everything into that folder to save space. Now I cannot find it. That folder is hidden, and it is nowhere to be found. I went to my control panel and clicked 'show hidden files and folders,' and I still can't find it. I went into cmd to locate the file using 'dir' commands, and come couldn't even find it. All of the files in the folder are hidden too, sadly. Please help ASAP, because I have important things in that folder that I need back for school. Thanks!

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hi i have a dell computer with windows 7. i put in memory stick from my camera to up load phot's as i have before. but this time it said the files have been damaged and need fixing which it recommended. so i fixed them it also said it was going to move them somewhere else but i can't remember where!!.

i have searched the computer and i can't find them anywhere please help some one!!

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My folder, Paul, no longer appears under C:\Documents and Settings. How do I get it back?


A:Lost Folder

Hi and welcome to TSF did you delete it ? try in the recycle bin, you can also try this
To display hidden files and folders
Open Folder Options in Control Panel.

• Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

• Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.

On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.

and please use a smaller font size it looks like your shouting

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hello everyone

i seem to have lost my folder in my favourites and the other files are
all over the place, can you please tell me how to get my folder back and how to organise my files better


A:lost folder

Hello Calmat,

Did you lose your folder in the C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder, and what folder was it that you lost?

Could you give more details and screenshots showing what you mean?

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I've no idea with computers, however I was trying to set up True crypt, more difficult than I imagined, however, I cleared my USB pen drive saving everything in a folder to the desktop.

During the set up with True crypt I got confused, saved the folder from my desktop in another drive, I came out of true crypt unable to follow the instructions, now I can't get into the folder on my desktop, any idea how I can find it, when I click to open it the message says it's been moved or changed, also I can't remove my USB pen drive, when I right click safely remove hardware, a pop up says it cannot be removed right now, try later.

I'm not bothered about true crypt, if I can get into my original folder which has personal information in it, and safely remove the pen drive, I'll be more than happy.

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My op.system is Windows XP.The games- folder suddenly disappeared. When clicking on games it says EMPTY. . As i have no disc to reload from it, is there any way to reload this folder again?
Thankful for your help,

A:lost games-folder

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l lost my shared folder any way to get it back..it was in documents and settings

A:lost shared folder

try system restore,start, all programmes,accessories,system tools

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This afternoon I transferred some photos from my camera to the computer. I then put them into a new folder and now can't remember the name I chose.
I am using Firefox as a browser and can't remember how to switch to Windows Explorer. I remember in Explorer that I could view recent folders, but I cannot find that option in Firefox.
Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

A:lost a picture folder

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Hi.I cannot believe it happened to me, but it did. Last week when I had to reference an old email and found out 3 of my email subfolders' email has been deleted! I could not believe it! I don't know how it happened. Absolutely no clue. Anyways, I did try "How to repair Internet Explorer 6 & Outlook Express" and that did not work.Went to http://ask-leo.com/the_contents_of_my_inbo..._i_recover.html. That did not either, but it did get me a clue in regards to the registery. I had a lot that I need to fix, but I do not know if I can trust it because one of my collegues did and lost her emails too. Any suggestions will be appreciated.Regards,eveilyn

A:Emails Lost In Its Own Folder

Hi eveilyn,Can you confirm that you are having this problem with Outlook Express and not some other program?Also:1. Did you find your mail store and/or locate the .dbx file(s) that correspond to the name of the missing folders?2. I just glanced at the Ask Leo article, but didn't see any reg mods suggested. Can you tell me specifically what you are looking at there and if you did do anything in the registry?3. What operating system (XP?) and which antivirus are you using?4. Did you try the instructions in this article as well? http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=295965

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I have run into a nasty virus. My windows\system32 folder is hidden. When I try to open regedit to enable an option to show hidden files, file associations do not exist. I cannot open regedit.

Please help!!!

A:Lost System32 Folder

Can your computer boot?

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Help. I installed 7, and put Windows on a partition on one disk, and am putting all data on a second internal drive. Anyway, when setting the new default location for the Downloads folder, I just made it the drive letter D:, not a folder in D:. And now, it's gone. I reset default locations for the other Library folders to folders on D:, and they are fine. But, when I search for Downloads in the Start/Oval button search box, Windows finds it, but all I can do is click on the name Downloads in the search results. It brings up the properties box for Downloads, and yep says it's location is D:. But I can't reset the location, there is not tab for it. Any ideas?

A:Lost my Downloads folder.........

Hi. is this the properties tab you refer to. ?

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Working on my Acer Aspire yesterday, I went to open a file in Photoshop and couldn't find the file in the folder where I knew it was located. Furthermore, none of the files previously located in that folder were there anymore either, though the folder itself was in its proper location in the file hierarchy. After searching desperately around, I finally found the missing files in an entirely different folder. That folder had always been there, but with nothing in it. What Gives? Anybody?

A:Lost folder contents

Windows 7 is stealing folder contents now.

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Hello support guy,
here are the answers to your questions in your last message.The computer i'm using is at my home aWin.XP.The games that disappeared are Solitair, Free-cell e.t.c.
Thanks from a 86old one who likes Free-cell.

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Hi my friends,

I got a embrassing problems with my notebook. Mine was seemed to be infected by some viruses & spywares. After deleting these files I found that ``Folder Option`` in explorer tool bar disappeared. I don`t know how to reveal it back.

So,pls kindly instruct me how to make it with your suggestions. ( My current Windows is Xp Pro version )

Thanks a lot.

A:Lost ``Folder Option``

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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The icon to the recycle bin has been deleted from my desktop and the original recycle folder has been renamed $recycle.bin. When I open the $recycle.bin, it says the folder is empty. However, with Sniffer, I can see the deleted files are intact in this folder.

How can I recover the data and put it in a default recycle.bin?

Thanks for any help,


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Hello friends,

I have a problem with Win7x64. When I right click and save images, I see the Save Image Box as below. The folders and directory lost in the Save Image box. I dunno what to do? Please Help Me ... Thanks alot.


A:Folder Directory Lost. Plz Help Me!

Hello Valario, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated when this was working properly to hopefully fix it for you.

Hope this helps,

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I have Outlook Express and IE 6.0 using under XP Home Edition with sp2 and was just doing normal work today when the system went black and re-started and message said "you have recovered from a serious sysem error." My system re-started and everything looked fine in my desktop but when I went into Outlook Express for my e-mail I had my 475 e-mails there....were GONE. Including an E-Mail folder called Domain that was the most important one I Moved many if my e-mails to. Good grief, I did a System Restore to about 5 different days and times....no change, I did the usual housekeeping, which I do every week, of defrag, and disk clean and even Scandisk....and tried again... no change. Can anyone give me a clue about getting this back?? I don't know what else to do???
Thanks, Jim

A:lost e-mail and folder

I see everything here but Spy protection and Virus protection checks.

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I used this program FreeHideFolder to hide a folder. My computer crashed and I installed windows on my other harddrive (C) and the old windows doesn't work anymore (on D). Is there anyway to recover the hidden folder on drive D?
I've tried running the program but it comes up empty.

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First time user, I'm running windows 98 First Edition, trying to unistall Norton 2001 System Works. the message pops up is:

uninstall Log Folder Not Found hkey_local_machine\[product current version]\uninstall\uninstall log folder.

I must have erased this file my mistake. I've tried a search with no success to retreive. Is there a way to manually delete Norton System Works without going through the control Panel?

A:Lost uninstall log folder

Welcome to TSG

How to manually remove norton system works.

Okay when you've finished with the above remove the symantec directory from windows explorer. Then delete all references to norton, symantec and live update from the registry.....please remember to back up the registry first.

After you have found the first reference hit the F3 key to find the next one..keep deleting till all have been removed...reboot

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I tried to open My Music, My Pictures and My Video the other day to get a "access denied" window about no available location. wtf?! Even its icon had changed a little bit.

I right clicked on the folder, went to properties, security tab, advanced tab, and then owner tab to find that SYSTEM owns my file and will not allow me to get at the special permissions. When I click on "edit" to edit permissions, I cannot select to allow or deny the special permissions. Does everyone else have SYSTEM as a user or is that just something I picked up?

Seems odd that those folders gained a new oner while my other folders did not. Any suggestions?

A:Lost Folder Ownership

Your folder is definitely infected. Here is a link where you can get help with the issue. Follow all of the instructions and be patient. They will be able to help you Here with this problem.

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Well here's my current situation:

Been trying to combat some issues, my previous posts can be found Here:

While I was running my GMER scan, I started to have a huge issue with another virus. "Data Restore"

I ran MBAM to remove the virus, which I have done successfully, but now all of my desktop icons are completely gone, all my shortcuts on my bottom bar are gone, as well as the ones on my start menu. Had very important things in the folders on my desktop, and now they're all missing.

Edit: Looks like ALL of my folders in my computer are empty, or showing AS empty. However, I CAN find the files if I search for them individually, but my desktop is blank, and any folder I open is empty...


A:All folder contents lost?

OH LORD, I'm as daft as they were clever... "They" being whoever created the virus I got rid of... Made all of my files and folders to be set as Hidden. Fixed the problem myself with your helpful guide found here:

Thank you and I'm sorry for the pointless post!

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Help me please.

A:My Folder options is Lost?

Hello Ebartolon,

This may be able to help you with this. Check to make sure that Folder Options is enabled.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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I need to know how to get my favorites back. I must have accidentally reset my personal list. I had alot on my list I needed and wanted. Please tell me I totally mess up on that one. Thank you.


A:Help!! I lost my favorites folder

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I lost all the pics on my camera card and the computer told me that it moved it to a "found file" does anyone know where to find it?

A:lost or found folder???

I don't know where your files went but if you don't reformat your card you can recover the lost photos.

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hi all,

ill start first sayin sry about my english,
the problem is i forgot teh password for one of my folder on my hd?
is there anyway i would be able to retrive it ? or reset it ?

running on windows xp

thnx all.

A:lost password for a folder pls help

I'm sorry, TSF can't help you with this

We will not provide any user with information about the location of websites that assist with software pirating, hacking, password cracking and keystroke recording software. Furthermore we will not offer advice, assistance or instruction with regard to any of the above activities, illegal or otherwise.

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I have a slave drive (E drive for me) where I store all of my non system folders and files. Photos, doc, etc. While looking for something the other day I noticed that one of the folders that I regularly use was not accessible. It is a folder directly off the root directory. There are MANY other 'same type' folders in this root directory that seem unaffected. And while checking, I found a couple other folders that are also not accessible.
I have a lot of data potentially at risk here and I am VERY worried that it may not be recoverable. When I click on one of these problem folders, after a long pause, a message pops up asking me about formatting this drive. Of course I click no.
I right clicked on the drive letter, properties and selected check disk for errors, this prompted me to reboot so CHKDSK could work at startup.
While that was going I saw on the screen "File record segment xxxxx is unreadable"
Then "deleting an index entry from index $0 of file 25"
Wondering if there's anything else I can do to recover this section of the drive that may be in trouble. Why would one folder be fine and the next one in the list be corrupt. and then the next 5 be fine and then one not? Very strange - happened overnight too - one day working one day not. And no other changes were made to the system. The only thing I've done on this system lately is to dump photos from a digital camera onto another drive.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Lost Folder Contents

have you defragged the drive lately ?

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I kept a folder on my desktop with several word, excel and other files. It has suddenly disappeared. It's not in my recycle bin and unfortunately my back up hasn't run recently. I've searched the entire computer with the title of the files and I cannot locate it. I attempted a data recovery software but I do not know how to read these files as they aren't titled properly. I'm running on Windows 10. Any help or thoughts would be appreciated!

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I recently had to re-format my cdrive which was windows Vista due to a virus attack and forgot to unhide a important file.
The program I used to hide this file was called "Free Hide Folder"
I have since installed Windows7 as my operating system and need to unhide the file which is still in stored in my "E" partition.
Can you advise me on how I can view or restore that hidden file?

Thanks in advance
Peter Goegan

A:Lost Hidden Folder

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Yesterday I solved some problems with spyware with some help from this site. I've downloaded the suggested software to avoid getting these things. Now it seems I've developed another problem. I can't seem to find my WINNT\System32 folder. It is not in the WINNT folder. I tried to install a new Norton antivirus, and counldn't continue with installation/activation. When the tech support guy from Norton tried to run msconfig, it would not run. Below is a HJT log.
Thanks, Joe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:36 PM, on 6/16/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:Lost System32 Folder!!!!

W2k doesn't have msconfig but you can download it!

Have you hidden system32 by mistake? Your log , the top part shows sustem32 entries so it should be there, or your OS wouldn't bea ble to boot.

How to show hidden files in Windows

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...Virus Corporate Edition&ver=8.x&osv=&osv_lvl=

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I have always kept saved email in a local folder on OE5. I run Mac OS 9.2.

Without explanation, this folder and all its subfolders have disappeared. Strangely, when I use Advanced Search, all the subfolders (but not the main folder) appear in the criteria box. Clicking on "search" using "all folders" as the location yields all my disappeared messages.

How do I reinstate my lost folder? I can't find it or any of the subfolders anywhere. Many thanks.

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I hope someone can help. My situation, I am running out of space on my C drive, so I decided to change the location of Documents to my F: drive which is a larger hardrive I have installed. All was going well, and everything was moving, but then my laptop crashed with 3 items left to move!!!

At that point I could still see my original Documents folder and the F: drive with a copy of the documents folders. So I thought I'd try again and I deleted everything off F: and rebooted.

Wrong move....

Now my documents folder is F: with nothing on it, and I can't see C:/Users/Myname/Documents anymore!!!

After my initial panic, I realise it is still there. In cmd, I can access the directory using cd, and all my directories in C:/Users/Myname/Documents are still there. But I can't see or access them in Windows explorer.

Things I have tried;

- Change location of documents folder back from F: - no go, it says "Falied to build the list of regular subfolders under F:\System Volume Information" Access is denied".

- Been into the registry and tried to change the location of personal back to C:/Users/Myname/Documents - doesn't seem to have worked.

So I am getting desperate. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance...

A:Help, I've lost my Documents folder

Small problem
Make a system restore in case things go wrong
Download Shadow explorer
It will let you go back to see your documents before you made the changes
ShadowExplorer.com - Downloads

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