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Losing folders & files after bootup

by cyclops131 / May 28, 2009 11:14 AM PDT

Suddenly after more than two years,my toshiba P25 S676, xp, sp3, upon booting up, folders disappear. Any Folder alphabetically preceeding the folder "Documents and Settings", disappear and cannot be found. As long as I don't shut down the computer the folders and files are operational. After shut down and booting up the folders disappear. I have put all kinds of folder names on the c drive all of which disappear if they alphabetically preceed Documents and Settings.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 29, 2009 5:43 AM PDT

Disappears from where? What listing?

It seems you are able to find them again after boot up. You said that as long as you do not shut down, the folders and files are operational, so that assumes that after boot up you find them somehow. How do you do that?


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by cyclops131 / May 29, 2009 6:45 AM PDT
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Mark, sorry I wasn't more specific. Each time I start my computer those files and folders are permanently lost. I have the folders and files in question backed up on a media stick and also an external hard drive. I reinstall them each time I start up.


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