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Documents contents missing + Settings and Documents Folder Missing

Q: Documents contents missing + Settings and Documents Folder Missing

I am running contents Documents Settings Missing Documents and Folder missing + Vista Home Basic I first noticed this afternoon Documents contents missing + Settings and Documents Folder Missing that my quot Documents quot folder was empty I searched all locations Documents contents missing + Settings and Documents Folder Missing and all I found was a shortcut to one of the missing files It gave me the following error The item that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved so this shortcut Documents contents missing + Settings and Documents Folder Missing will no longer work properly Do you want to remove the shortcut I did a system restore to the recommended restore point On reboot some folders and files had appeared in quot Documents quot but many were still missing I tried another system restore to an earlier date but upon reboot had a message stating the restore was not successfull and no files or settings had been changed I had a look for my quot Documents and Settings quot folder but couldn t find it I chose options to show hidden files and prtected system files I turned of the sharing wizard option also I searched again for quot Documents and Settings quot and it appeared in the search window on clicking I got the error Documents and Settings refers to a location that is unavailable It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network Check that the disk is properly inserted and that you are connected to the internet or your network and then try again If it still cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different location I went my computer gt C to locate the folder but all I could find was a shortcut to the folder although it wasn t showing up as a shortcut in the search facility I had another look in quot Documents quot and several shortcuts had appeared quot My Music quot quot My Videos quot quot My Pictures quot I also noticed quite a few other new files and shortcuts under User Of note quot my documents quot I tried to click on quot my documents quot and got this error mydocuments is not accessable Access is denied Same error for all other shortcuts I disabled AUC and security alerts then I used an Unlock program and managed to gain full control of the file The contents were an exact copy of the current state of the quot Documents quot folder still minus the missing files Next I ran file scavenger data recovery software and was unable to locate any of the missing files though I did spot a folder quot Documents quot which I successfully restored Once restored it showed the path to be Unknown AppData Roaming Microsoft Windows SendTo Documents It is a MyDocs Drop Targert folder with the extension mydocs I have been unable to open it as I do not know which programme I need to use I also downloaded Microsoft Automated Troubleshooter which gave me the following report File and Folder TroubleshooterPublisher details Issues found Icons randomly change to different iconsIcons randomly change to different icons Some icons in My Computer in Windows Explorer on the desktop or on the Quick Launch bar change randomly This behavior occurs if the icon cache is not updated correctly Not fixed Rebuild the icon cacheSucceeded You cannot use keyboard shortcuts to select more than one item in Windows Explorer after you install certain applications on a Windows Vista-based computerYou cannot use keyboard shortcuts to select more than one item in Windows Explorer after you install certain applications on a Windows Vista-based computer On a Windows Vista-based computer you cannot use keyboard shortcuts to select more than one item in Windows Explorer For example you cannot use the CTRL A keyboard shortcut to select all the items in a Windows Explorer window Also you cannot select multiple items in a Windows Explorer window by holding the SHIFT key or the CTRL key while you click the items This problem occurs because certain applications add a key to the registry The key prevents you from selecting multiple items in Windows Explorer Fixed Reset folder settingsSucceeded Recycle Bin is corruptedRecycle Bin is corrupted You cannot empty the Recycle Bin or delete a file or a folder inside the Recycle Bin Fixed Restore the Recycle bin folderSucceeded View settings or customizations for a folder are lost or incorrectView settings or customizations for a folder are lost or incorrect Your view settings or customizations for a folder may be lost or incorrect This is caused by incorrect registry settings for folder options Fixed Reset view settings and customization for foldersSucceeded Issues checked Folder error or cannot rename or move a fileFolder error or cannot rename or move a file You receive the following error quot The file or folder does not exist quot when you try to rename or move a file The quot FolderDescriptions quot registry key may be corrupted or deleted Checked Permission errors when you perform file operations on network sharesPermission errors when you perform file operations on network shares You receive the following error quot There is a network or file permission error The network connection may be lost quot or quot The folder does not exist The file may have been moved or deleted Do you want to create it quot A missing key or value or both in the registry may cause an error when you perform file operations on network shares Checked Issues foundDetection details Icons randomly change to different iconsNot fixed Some icons in My Computer in Windows Explorer on the desktop or on the Quick Launch bar change randomly This behavior occurs if the icon cache is not updated correctly Rebuild the icon cacheSucceeded Rebuilding the icon cache resolves this problem You cannot use keyboard shortcuts to select more than one item in Windows Explorer after you install certain applications on a Windows Vista-based computerFixed On a Windows Vista-based computer you cannot use keyboard shortcuts to select more than one item in Windows Explorer For example you cannot use the CTRL A keyboard shortcut to select all the items in a Windows Explorer window Also you cannot select multiple items in a Windows Explorer window by holding the SHIFT key or the CTRL key while you click the items This problem occurs because certain applications add a key to the registry The key prevents you from selecting multiple items in Windows Explorer Reset folder settingsSucceeded A registry change to reset the affected folder settings resolves this problem Note You may have to run this troubleshooter again if this problem reoccurs The applications that cause this problem may modify the registry when they are running Recycle Bin is corruptedFixed You cannot empty the Recycle Bin or delete a file or a folder inside the Recycle Bin Restore the Recycle bin folderSucceeded Removing and restoring the Recycle Bin folder View settings or customizations for a folder are lost or incorrectFixed Your view settings or customizations for a folder may be lost or incorrect This is caused by incorrect registry settings for folder options Reset view settings and customization for foldersSucceeded Resetting registry settings and customizations for folders corrects his problem Issues checkedDetection details Folder error or cannot rename or move a fileChecked You receive the following error quot The file or folder does not exist quot when you try to rename or move a file The quot FolderDescriptions quot registry key may be corrupted or deleted Create or update registry keysNot Run Rebuilding the FolderDescriptions registry keys will resolve this problem Permission errors when you perform file operations on network sharesChecked You receive the following error quot There is a network or file permission error The network connection may be lost quot or quot The folder does not exist The file may have been moved or deleted Do you want to create it quot A missing key or value or both in the registry may cause an error when you perform file operations on network shares Reformat the Offline Files cacheNot Run Creating the missing registry subkey together with its value resolves this problem Detection details Collection information Computer Name H Windows Version Architecture x Time PM Publisher details File and Folder Troubleshooter Troubleshoots and fixes common issues with file and folder operations in Windows Package Version Publisher Microsoft Corporation I also suspected my virus protection may not be effective to I purchased a new one Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper That came back with numerous issues atlasdmt cooke clickpotato doubleclick cookie x hotbar zango x Mal JavaDes-A Mal JavaHr-A x rogue security products x statcounter cookie Troj FakeAV-BBH Troj Java DI-AF x Troj Java DI-E x Troj Java DI-Fam Trojan clicksearch yieldmanger cookie x I am not really sure if this is the actual cause and if so I don t know what I can do about it and whether or not my files are recoverable Sorry for such a long post I wanted to be thorough as to not waste anyones time Thanks for reading I hope you will be able to advise me further Kind Regards Gemma Williams nbsp

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I was using Chrome looking at some info on Cisco's website and my browser crashed, and all the contents of my Documents folder are missing as well as the desktop shortcuts associated with them.

I've tried system restore but that didn't even complete, and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional and I have not been able to locate them. All my other files are intact, My Pictures/My Videos/ Downloads.

Please help.

A:Contents of Documents folder missing

Hello Jago,

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder is still set with it's default location and associations. Hopefully it may help restore the folder and it's contents.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

To be extra safe, you might consider doing a full scan of your system with Malwarebytes free to help make sure your system is clean.

Hope this helps,
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Account No 2 IE freezes whenever I try to connect to the internet.
Account No 3 I set up this new account to see if a new account would have the same problem connecting to the internet as Account No 2. It does.
On checking both Accounts I found that the Documents & Settings folder is missing. In Account No 1 it is present.
Would this missing folder have anything to do with being unable to connect to the internet and if so, how can I resolve the issue?
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A:Missing Documents & Settings Folder

Apologies, updating my 1st post. I re-booted, the Docs & Settings folders are now showing in both accounts. However, I still cannot access the internet.
Any help with this problem would be appreciated.
Toscar
 

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Hello,
When I go to my C drive I can no longer see the folder Documents and Settings, it disappeared. I tried to show hidden files from folder options but its not there.

What I have to do to open it is manually type the address C:\Documents and Settings then it will open and I can see everything inside of it.

Why is the folder not showing if it exists?

Also the same happened to some other files (illustrator files), they just disappeared and I cant find them anymore as if they got deleted.

Help?
 

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A:Missing My Documents folder

Hello Mark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore your Documents folder's default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

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A:My Documents folder is missing!!!?

Hello Amieldanao, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below should be able to restore your "My Documents" folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
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A:Missing Documents folder

You ran check disk in read only mode please do the following.

Run chkdsk /r Link explaining below.


chkdsk /r
Or alternate method of running Chkdsk http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html
 

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Kind regards

A:My Documents folder is missing

Hello DrFeelgood, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might check to see if they may be auto saving to the OneDrive Documents folder instead.

Documents & Pictures - Auto Save to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10

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A:My Documents folder, missing

If you did an upgrade install or a custom install (did not format)
Its in windows.old
PUt that in search.

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Hello. I posted a thread this morning on a problem I had with backingup to an external harddrive.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic469963.html

This evening, however, my documents folder was in my userprofile for a while, now it has disappeared. What could cause this? Thanks.

A:Documents Folder Missing

Update:

This morning when I started the computer I received the message "Your computer will not start." Windows then repaired the problem and the computer started.

The internet is working yet the wireless icon in the lower right has a bright red x through it.

Norton said it was not working but then said it fixed the problem.

Outlook would not start because it could not find the folders. I followed its prompt and found my documents file and the Outlook folder where the various Outlook files are but then the documents folder disappeared again and is not there.

Should I just copy the documents folder from the backup drive to my user profile on the C drive?

Thanks. Help is very much appreciated.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/470020/documents-folder-missing/
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A:help with missing documents folder

Originally Posted by shmish


Yesterday I moved my OS onto a new hard drive and the link to the Documents and Pictures got messed up. I think this because the letter for the DATA drive was changed to GATA. My other personal folders (the ones I never modified) are okay. Right-clicking on the Documents and Pictures folders reveals them to be "normal" folders. The location tabs are missing.



Shawn Brink created a tutorial that might help. Hope so.
Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Gary

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A:Documents Folder Missing

Search the C: drive for the term "document" and see what comes up. It's possible the folder was moved. Also check the recycle bin just to be sure it hasn't been deleted.

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Check in your Recycling bin.

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A:Windows.old folder missing documents

They should be a folder in your C drive which has all of your old documents in, or check your current Windows 7 documents folder =]

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Thank you.

A:missing user documents folder

Hi gonsalvesHave you tried a System Restore? Not sure if it will work after a repair install but it might. You need to redo your Windows Updates after a Repair Install also.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28661/missing-user-documents-folder/
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A:Missing Files In My Documents Folder

You could give Recuva a shot. Scan your hard drive and it might find files that were deleted.

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A:My Documents & My Music folder missing

Hi reggaeone !

How did you move the my documents folder ? The only proper way of moving that folder is by right-clicking it in windows explorer then click properties and change the target folder there, this will ensure that the entries in the registry point to the proper location. It's not advised to move it to an external drive since Windows and many programs need to have access to that folder at all times. If you need to free some space on your internal drive and only have an additional external drive you'd better move your media files manually (not the whole my music folder).

If you used the above method to move the my documents folder then uninstall/reinstall iTunes : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1925

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A:help files on xp in my documents folder have gone missing

Try going to Start > My Computer > C:\ > Documents and Settings
go into the folder that has your username on it. It should contain a copy of your My Documents, although if your files aren't there either, you may end up having to roll back to a restore point.

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A:My documents folder missing when clicking on my computer

I got the same problem for W2K and while browsing for a solution I found the following page that may be of help to you

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A:Missing Link in Start Menu for Documents Folder

Welcome
Maybe some ideas here will help
Start Menu - Restore Missing Default Shortcuts

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I am at a loss as to how to fix this. Can anyone help?

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A:Start menu> Documents> Documents Missing

Hello Dinah,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please take a look at this guide Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder I hope it will help you.
Go to the option three and download Restore_Documents_Default_Location.reg file.

Cheers...

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I obviously set all the check in window-options to see hidden files.
??? What did happen???
I use Firefox but SP3 installed Explorer on my comp.
Many thanks for your answers
 

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I've attached a picture of it.

Thanks!
 

A:Nuisance... can't solve: my documents icon missing in windows explorer, folder view

Start your computer in SAFE mode then restart it in Normal mode. This will rebuild the iconcache.db file.

You could also download Tweak UI at the link below. After you install it you'll find it in Satrt>Programs>Powertoys for Windows XP>Tweak UI. Open it and under Repair then choose Rebuild Icons.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Tufenuf
 

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A:contents of my username and documents folder

Yeah, I understand what you are talking about.
I'm afraid that is how Windows Vista is, now you might be able to change the folder settings, but this is complex and will most probably have a destructive affect on your PC.

Just to let you know, that the documents folder which is called 'YourName' is basically the same as XP's 'C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\'.
 

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A:My Documents folder and contents has disappeared

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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A:Documents missing from Desktop, My Documents, others

You are infected. I suggest that you read this sticky: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help
Follow the directions and post a new topic here:
Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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A:User Documents Folder Contents Disappear

Welcome
Its a shame about System Restore that would have worked. Do not tun it off in the future. Try this for now
System Files - SFC Command

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A:Can't find My Documents Folder or contents after System Recovery/Restore

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A:Access Denied to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

It sounds to me as though the administrator has made that directory path private. Are you the admin, and if so, are you logged into a user account with admin rights? If all else fails, reboot and log into the Administrator account and go to the control panel/users and change your preferred account status. While you're there, unlock the problem path to allow all users to view.

Good Luck!

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A:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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A:Documents and Settings folder in XP

All Users, Default User, LocalService, NetworkService and Freya are normal.

The others result from things like removed accounts and Windows reinstalls over top of what's already there.

It's safer to just ignore the extra stuff until your next clean install unless there is a lot of space used. You have to be a little careful. For example, one of Local Service and LocalService.NTAUTHORITY is the current one; you have to figure out which is current and only mess with the older one.
 

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A:documents and settings folder

Quote:




You probably know that the C:\Documents and Settings folder doesn’t exist anymore in Vista. It was replaced by the C:\Users and C:\ProgramData. Vista uses symbolic links pointing to these new folders for compatibility reasons. However, many guides still refer to the old folder structure. There is a simple trick for using the old folder name in Windows Explorer, though. This way you can find configuration files easier.

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^ Hope that sheds some light.

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A:Documents And Settings Folder On C:\ And D:\

Apparently, this can happen if you attempt to (or inadvertently) install XP over top of an existing XP installation: See here: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-297664.phpNow, his ended up on C and yours ended up on D. How? I don't know but I would be willing to guess that if you did a full format, then recreated your partitions, and then did the full reinstall on C, your problems would go away... I know it didn't take a brain surgeon to figure that one out but at least the above thread might give you some idea as to how you ended up where you are today.

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A:Documents and Settings folder gone?!

Microsoft did not trash the "Documents and Settings" folder in Vista; they renamed it "Users."
 

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A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

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A:Problems with "documents and settings" folder

Hi sag 121, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

When you attempted the system restore did you pick a date that was prior to this problem?

You can also try using the Last Known Good Configuration in the advanced boot options.

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A:Strange folder in Documents and Settings

I guess you guys probably arent gonna help unless I put these


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Peter Jones at 23:48:12.27 on Mon 08/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.89 [GMT -4:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
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C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\U3\U3Launcher\LaunchU3.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\VIRUSS~1\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Jones\My Documents\dds.scr

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uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uStart Page = hxxp://gamefaqs.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:8081
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>;*.local
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/copying-documents-and-settings-folder.94030/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-account-documents-and-settings-folder.185846/
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A:Access Denied to Documents and Settings Folder

winbob said:


I've been using Win7 for a while and have found some quirky behavior, but this one has got me stumped. The Documents and Settings Folder now appears in Explorer as a Shortcut...I don't recall that being the case before? When I click it, I get, the pop up window, "You don't currently have permission to access this folder." Clicking 'continue' gives 2nd pop up, "You have been denied access to this folder".

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If I look at he properties (at least of the shortcut in Explorer) they are set to Read-Only.

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1. Access to this folder via Explorer is by Shortcut...and it was always that way and didn't magically change.

2. There should be access to the actual folder, at least by the Administrator Account.

3. and how do you access this folder dag nab it.

Thanks,

WinClick to expand...
If no group permissions were changed it is a simple case of ownership. Right click the shortcut>ope file location>right click folder>security>who owns it?

If the owner is not you, you can either add yourself to the group that owns it (trusted installer perhaps?) or take ownership of the folder.
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A:Rundll in documents & settings & Malwarebytes folder

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A:My documents missing

Enter these commands in the PowerShell window: cd documents dir** type PowerShell in the start search box to get to Windows PowerShell.

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A:My Documents is Missing !

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A:My Documents is missing, please help!

If it was accidentally deleted, you could try something like:
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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A:Missing documents

Good to have you on the board.

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A:Documents is missing!!

Welcome,
Download and use shadow explorer, all documents will be returned.
http://www.shadowexplorer.com/

After you get your documents back, be sure to back up everything at least once a week. You can back up to a simple usb drive.

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A:Access Denied for Windows 8.1 Documents & Settings folder

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A:Unknown file in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Folder

Hello EricG

I have never heard of a ".bios" file extension.

I would be suspicious of it.

Go here and use the "Browse" button to find it on your machine. Upload it to be scanned for malware.

.

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A:H:\documents and settings\owner\shared folder will not open.

Hello argenys and welcome to TSF,

You have a few infections aboard so please be patient as we need to go after them in stages.


Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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You are running Hijack This from a temporary directory. It needs to be in a permanent folder as the program creates backup files that we may need to use later. If the program is in a Temporary folder, files may be deleted by you or automatically if your system is set to empty temp files.

Please go into Windows Explorer, (My Computer)
click on C: then click on File > New > Folder and call it HJT , or another name of your choice.


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While I do not see Webroot's Active Protection in your running processes, please make sure it is disabled or it will interfere with the fix below:

SpySweeper:Open Spysweeper and click on Options > Program Options and uncheck "load at windows startup".
To disable SpySweeper ShieldsClick Shields on the left.
Click Internet Explorer and uncheck all items.
Click Windows System and uncheck all items.
Click Startup Programs and uncheck all items.
Click Browser Add-Ons and uncheck all items.
Exit Spysweeper.

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Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/file...Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it.
Click "Next", then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin: Please follow the prompts.
You will be asked to reboot your compute: Please do so.
Your system may take longer than usual to load and this is normal.
Once the desktop loads a text file will open (report.txt), you can close it - the file has already been saved.

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Run HijackThis. Click "Do a System Scan Only" , and place a check next to the following items:

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 85.255.114.88 85.255.112.72
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 85.255.114.88 85.255.112.72
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 85.255.114.88 85.255.112.72


Click FIX CHECKED. Close HijackThis.

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Finally, please post the contents of the text file that opened earlier (you can find it at C:fixwareoutreport.txt ), along with a new HijackThis log into this topic.

**If you receive an error message while trying to run FixWareout, copy autoexec.nt from the C:\WINDOWS\repair folder to C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder, and run FixWareout again.

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A:Get rid of HelpAssistant folder in Documents and Settings (Rootkit Trojan?)

Hi

Please do the following:

Please download this file, and save it to your Desktop. Once you have downloaded it, save and close all other programs and run it by double-clicking on the file named "RootRepeal.exe".

Once the main window shows up, please click on the "Report" button on the bottom of the window. Next, please click the "Scan" button.

Another window will pop up asking you to select what to include in the scan. Please uncheck everything except for the "Stealth Code" checkbox, and then click OK.

Once the program has finished scanning, the results will appear. Click on the "Save Report" button, and save the report to your desktop.

Finally, please open this report with Notepad, and post it here.



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Download and run HAMeb_check.exe save it to your desktop.

Click on the icon to run it, when complete it will open a log for you, please post the content of the log in your next reply.

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A:Moving User Folder and_or Documents and Settings?

I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish.  If you are trying to move these files to another computer why not just clone the operating system with a program like Marcium Reflect.

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A:Documents and Settings folder opens automatically upon Start-up

It opens to Documents and Setting or your My Documents folder?
http://dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_mydocsopens.htm
 

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A:Contents of folder missing :(

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Originally Posted by justjuice


The motherboard on my computer died and I managed to get a free one from a colleague. I put the hdd from my old system as a slave in the new one but some files seem to have disappeared. I used to have two "my pictures" folders. One in "my documents" and on my desktop. The one on my desktop was used to house a few years worth of digital camera photos and videos and the one in my documents was the default one where everything would get saved to. So after putting the hdd in my new system as a slave the my pictures folder that I had on the desktop is empty. When I try to click on it I get the error message "E:\documents and settings\desktop\my pictures is not accessible. Access is denied." and when I right click it it comes up as an empty folder. But overall the hdd still has the same amount of free space as it used to when it was connected to my old motherboard so the files must still be there right? The other my pictures folder, the one that was in my documents is 100% ok. Does anyone know what happened?




its permissions you need to purge permissions into the folder....

thats all it is


so what you do is add a account on your current computer with the SAME user name and password ( this will give the computer pass through authentication ) then reboot the computer log on as this user and try to pull the data again...

thanks
Wolf~

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A:My Documents & My Pictures are missing

Were there a lot of things in the My Documents folder? In other words, did it take up over a gigabyte of space? If so, check your C: drive to see how much free space is available. Is it similar to before you were hit with a virus?

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A:Missing Documents & Files

Hmmm...there is no reason to blame Vista for your computer being infected. Usually, it's user's fault.In any case...1. Try Recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuva2. Go to "Am I Infected?" forum and make sure, your computer is clean.

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A:Missing My Documents for Windows XP

You should probably get help from your IT department before messing things up more.

My interpretation of your description is that some glitch occurred and you did not notice that you were logged into a temporary profile. You moved (not copied) files and folders from your profile to the temporary one. Now you will need to make use of the backups that you or the IT department regularly makes or hope that data recovery software can retrieve some of the deleted files.
 

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A:Data in My Documents Missing

Hello sequeira.ryan

Please do not use the machine if you can avoid it, just in case you need to run the file recovery programs
Have you looked under "Documents and Settings" in case your files are under a different name? Maybe Old or Recovered
Check out every folder.
Run a search for the name of some of the files

If they really are gone all you can do it try the file recovery programs
Restoration http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html
Use this one first as it does not require installation

Pandora Recovery http://www.pandorarecovery.com/

Undelete Plus http://www.snapfiles.com/get/undeleteplus.html

PC Inspector File Recovery http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinspector.html

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