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C:/users folder disappeared!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by robber789, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. robber789

    robber789 Thread Starter

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    While I was searching for something, my C:/users folder disappeared.

    So my desktop lost all its folders and some icons and shortcuts. And of course I had no 'Documents' folder, etc.

    I then discovered that I had no System Restore points (I've created some now)...

    I finally managed to work out that somehow 'show hidden filles and folders' had been un-ticked.

    So I ticked that option, and now all the missing items are back - but they're all 'pale' and all the icons within those folders are 'pale' as well.

    What does this mean? I can open the files and folders ok.

    TIA

    rob
     
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    To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

    Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
     
  3. robber789

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    Thanks, but I don't think it's a h/w prob - I have a well-specced i7 pc - it's some sort of windows config prob.

    But I've slso just spotted that many of my system tray items have gone and I can't find 'Start - All Programs-Startup'!

    rob
     
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    C:\Users is not normally a hidden folder. I believe that there is a virus that does stuff like this.

    Read Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum and post the requested information here. When I see that you have posted the information I will move this thread to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum.

    Bump your thread there once a day--no more often--until you get a reply. They're kinda busy over there.
     
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