missing files

  willyv 17:47 16 Jan 09

hi there, i have just looked in my docs on windows vista for a few college essay files to forward to someone and have fouund that loads of my files are missing. it states that they were last updated on 29/12/08 at 8.17 in the morning but i certainly dont recall doing anything at that time. i do a regular backup thro the windows restore centre to an ext drive - last of which was 3/1/09 but havent tried that yet. any ideas,
a) where the hell theyve gone! or
b) how i can find out what i may have done at 8.17 on the 29/12
please help ive lost loads of files!!!!!!!!!!!

  howard64 17:58 16 Jan 09

if one of your files has a unique word or name you could do a search for it. I take it you have looked in the recycle bin?

  MAJ 17:59 16 Jan 09

"last of which was 3/1/09 but havent tried that yet. any ideas,"

Try it.

Have you tried searchig for the files by name, yet?

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