solved it myself 5 min after posting this....after 4 days
virus checker was the issue
please delete this post unless seen as useful
I downloaded software from r studio and pymol. I then installed these.
My problem is I can't find them on my pc. Even though they installed there is nothing to be found. No desktop links, no start menu links, not even the folders where I installed them.
I tried different folders and even reformatted my pc (needed to be done anyway)
I have of course unticked hidden files and even used the windows search function.
Does anyone know what could be causing this....I am at my wits end