Sorry, no, no explanation, I'm afraid.
- Check if they aren't hidden by setting the folder options to show hidden and system files also.
- Did you look in the recycle bin?
- With all this files disappeared, did the total amount of used disk space decrease? If not, they must still be somewhere. Check the properties of your Documents folder also; it shows the number of files and their total size.
- Let's hope you have a good backup now!
I've read a few lost file post on this forum but none match my problem. I have a relatively new PC which has plenty of disk space (200GB+) etc and has been running perfectly for a few months. Last week I opened my account (there are three seperate users) to find all my files had been completely deleted, as had my cookies, browsing history and most recent files opened shortcuts. However when I looked on Computer/c drive under Users and my user name I found my files. I restored them and tried to back them up, but the computer would not let me copy them to disk. I was going to get a flash drive to back them up. Files from the other Users were deleted in a similar fashion.
Today the same thing has happened again but this time there are no files under my User name on the C drive, they're gone completely. Oddly my cookies, browser history and most recent docs shortcuts were not affected this time.
Is there an explanation for this and crucially a way of recovering the files and preventing a recurrence? Thanks in advance for your help.