C:/users folder disappeared!

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robber789

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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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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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