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Help pls, in finding some .txt files.

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  1. xphome

    xphome Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I keep a couple of .txt files on my desktop, so I can easily refer to them.

    Today I lost them. They are not in the recycle bin though, it has not been emptied since July, so, where can these files be please?

    I have done a search for them, and they just seemed to have vanished without trace.

    Please could someone help me locate them?

    Thanks
     
  2. gurutech

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    open a command prompt (Start/Run/CMD), and then type "cd\" at the C: prompt, then enter, and on the next line, type "dir <filename>.txt /s" and press enter. (replace <filename> with the name of the file. Enclose in "" if there are spaces in the name.)

    The /s will search subfolders, and should find the files. If not, you may need a utility such as "Recuva" to find the files.
     
  3. xphome

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    Hi and thanks for your speedy reply.
    What a dummy I am.
    I had cut the missing files from the desktop and pasted them onto one of my pen drives, instead of copying them.
    I will keep your post though, for future reference, should such a thing happen to me in the future.

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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