Automatically Deleted Files on Local Drive

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aalnaif

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Hi,
I'm at work, and I left my computer to go to eat lunch. For some reason, when I returned all of my files in My Documents on my local drive were automatically deleted. Does anyone know why this could have possibly occured? No one else had access to my computer while I was gone. I am using Windows XP.
 
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Hmm, depends on where you work, for instance on some school computers specific folders get emptied all the time - it's a policy thing, could this be the case?
 

aalnaif

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No, I've been using this computer every day, and this is the first time it happened. I contacted the IT department at my workplace, and they're not sure why this occured.
 
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If the IT department didnt do it. And you didnt do it. And it has never happened before. I would say you are either looking at some form of malware, or some form of malicious person. =[
 

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is the machine password proteceted when you leave?
if not, someone deleted them and unless the recycle bin was emptied, should be available.

i've never heard of an auto delete of files in my docs.
it would be counter productive to have to restart work everyday.
 
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