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terrydactyl5

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Vista....My documents have disappeared....When I boot up the documents can be seen on the desktop but after the boot is completed the documents disappear and I cannot trace them. Would appreciate any advice.

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terrydactyl5

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Have tried using search bar from start button, this traces the icon but when clicked I get the message 'file cannot be found'

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terrydactyl5

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when i go to desktop,click on user file,all the files are shown,ie.photos,music,videos etc. but all are empty, get message files have been moved. When i find a document it states 'roaming' ?

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RussB78

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Can you do a system restore to just before you noticed this problem.

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terrydactyl5

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system restore will not function now.

to 124: have done above,reads C:\users\user name\documents Thanks

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terrydactyl5

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about to get my tool box out and look for a large hammer!

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terrydactyl5

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Thanks for your assistance.Unforunately I have tried the above but nothing appears in my search box as i have Vista. I have just downloaded'everything' as in your reply and it has found all my files,just need to work out now how to get them all back in my folder. I have an external hard drive,would it be easier to save to this and then transfer back or is there a quicker way?

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terrydactyl5

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thanks for all your help - much appreciated

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