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  • Question

  • my computer is running on windows 7 and most of my desktop icons are not there. the only icons that are there are recycle bin, my computer, and programs like those. my folders, pictures, files, and other things are not there. but my local disk still has the same amount of space used(i only have 1 local disk(C:)). i have checked my recycle bin and it's not there. i just turned my laptop off last night and it was still fine. but when i used it in the morning it became like that. so i don't really know what to do. can i use a recovery program to get my files back? 
    Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:17 PM

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  • karass,

    sorry to hear about this problem. could you check something first before you go into any type of recovery options though? right click in an empty space on your desktop and highlight view, take a look and make sure the "show desktop icons" option is not unchecked, if it is, than check it off. ill stand by

    regards,


    Ross Kotter
    Systems Administrator
    Microsoft Certified
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    Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:38 PM
  • i have tried that already. my icons are not hidden.
    Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:17 PM
  • ok, try this. navagate to your desktop in explorer. c:\users\%userprofile%\desktop   see if you can view your folders there, if you dont see them in that view than in some way they were removed from your desktop my friend. keep me posted

    regards,


    Ross Kotter
    Systems Administrator
    Microsoft Certified
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    Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:46 PM
  • update on what happened on my laptop:

    everything gets deleted once i start up my laptop again. there are no more files inside. can i still get my documents back?

    Friday, May 11, 2012 10:04 PM