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Moving Files from Desktop to My Documents


mhengel

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I was moving (dragging and dropping) files from my desktop to my documents. It was a number of files (excel, word, jpeg) and it took sometime to move, half way through the transfer I hit cancel and now I can't find half of the files. They aren't back on the desktop or in my documents. Any ideas where it might be. Thanks for any help.

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ams4127

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System restore back to before you moved them.

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Woolwell

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Better stick to one thread Previous thread. Hope you have a back up because you may well have lost them using cut and paste instead of copy and paste. Doubt that system restore will do anything as it deals with programs, driver,s etc not files.

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robinofloxley

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If you haven't used the clipboard in last hour, right click empty desktop and Paste.

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ams4127

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System Restore deals with everything. That's why it is aclled System Restore!

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Woolwell

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ams4127 please get your facts right. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/What-is-System-Restore. It does not restore everything. That is what back ups are for. A System image will restore everything system image

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ashleycardwell94

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system restore is designed to leave your documents and some preferences alone.

The list of file types and directories to be included or excluded from monitoring by System Restore can be customized on Windows Me and Windows XP by editing %windir%\system32\restore\Filelist.xml

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