Why are my files disappearing?

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Why are my files disappearing?

Post by Jordan » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:54 pm

I've noticed this on both my BP6 and P3; however, my p3 is having more trouble.
Once upon i time i had to use System Restore for some reaseon, and after using a restore point a week earlier, i had lost all the recent files in My Documents that i had put there after the restore point!
I figure with that situation the deletions were because System resore is a dirty liar and DOES delete files. Yet my other programs were fine...

Now today I discovered on my P3 system that some soundtracks i copied to my music folder and some flash movies i saved to videos have disappeared completely from my computer. I'm concerned because this might happen to important stuff like schoolwork -WAIT-
Having said that I remebered I just did a BIG project and saved it in my documents. I looked for it and IT IS GONE TOO! Luckily I already handed it in, but the fact remains: MY FILES ARE DISAPPEARING!!!

I doubt that spyware or viruses are the culprit, i have fully updated software. This is really annoying considering i spent a lot of time finding and doing the stuff that's being deleted.

Does this ever happen to anyone else?
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Post by Dave Rave » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:13 pm

check the \root directory for
\found.000 entries
if your drive is playing up and losing entries, you will be getting unbound disk sectors
which will be found by scandisk

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System Restore deletes files...

Post by nullshark » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:20 am

I changed how System Restore acts on my system (5 drives) because I noticed that it would undo changes since my last restore... It would "undo" all the changes since the last restore (like, uninstall programs, undo directory changes, and erase new files).

I now only have System Restore monitor my system drive and NOT monitor my data drives, so when I go back to a previous restore, nothing is changed but my Windows setup (I never keep data in "My Documents" or "My Pictures," etc.: if System Restore isn't monitoring my data drives, it can't !#@%$ stuff up when I go back.
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