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  • Where are my files after I restore my PC?

    I've noticed that when I restore my PC to an earlier time, some files which I downloaded previously go missing.

    Where do these files go?
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  • #2
    Re: Where are my files after I restore my PC?

    What tools are you using to do the restore process?

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    • #3
      Re: Where are my files after I restore my PC?

      Just the WinXP System Restore.
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      • #4
        Re: Where are my files after I restore my PC?

        Where do you save the downloaded files to? What program are you using to download the files?
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        • #5
          Re: Where are my files after I restore my PC?

          OK, here's what happened. I downloaded video drivers for my video card via IE. I then extracted the files to a temp folder.

          When things went awal, I restored the system. The downloaded archives were gone and only the EXE files in the extracted folders were missing.

          I had also copied a few ISOs files which I wanted to write to CD from another PC on the network to the local PC. Those files are now missing. Interestingly, when I restored the PC, a dialog box showed stating something about the USB drives (there are 3 attached to the PC which I disconnected b4 the restore) not being available any more.

          It seems that XP was trying to copy BACK the files after restoring the system.
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          • #6
            Re: Where are my files after I restore my PC?

            What?........did they Vay-Poo-Rise?
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            • #7
              Re: Where are my files after I restore my PC?

              Perhaps you could start again and tell us again what happened but in greater detail. System Restore will not do what you have suggested so I think some details of your "journey" are missing.

              eg details.
              Were you on a networked PC?
              Where exactly (path, local or network) did you save the file to?
              How were you logged on to the PC?
              For $235.85 per hour (plus GST) I will come and retrieve your files.
              Did anything else on your machine change? eg, Outlook, desktop layout, themes etc? If so have a look under Documents and Settings and see if there is a Username.000 (where Username is what you were logged on as).
              Have you used SEARCH to look for the file names on the HDD?
              Have you Googled......how silly of me to ask that.
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