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Strange thing happened today...
... well, run System Restore to roll back in time to yesterday when it worked. This is the quickest way to get back the use of your computer.
You probably have some file system corruption. You can try running chkdsk /r at ''Start>Run'', or at the command prompt, to check the file system and the surface of the disk if System Restore does not solve the problem.
If Papa's sugestions do not work,
your next step is to try an access your My Documents in Safe Mode.
Instructions for entering Safe Mode here.
Let us know how you get on.
Strange thing happened
This morning I went to My Documents again to see if something magical had happened and my documents decided to return. Lo and below, they were all there where they belong. Thanks for your suggestions.
I've tried to think this problem out and seemed to remember that similiar things have occurred before. They occurred on a previous Tuesday night. Could this and other events happen because MS is sending their updates that night and they take over command my PC and prevent it from working as usual?
"Do not try to adjust your monitor"...
"We control the vertical...
"We control the horizontal...
"We control whether you can use your computer,
"Or whether you can not...
"The MS Outer Limits"
Good One! To Add Insult to Injury, MS Gave Itself Admin...
rights on your machine (included in EULA of a WMP security patch) this year. X-(.Out of Limits!
I'm glad to see you got them back.
I don't think any MS updates could have done this. Whilst it's true that some updates will affect some settings in My Documents, I don't know of anything that could allow your folders and files to be listed but deny you access like that, not for a temporary period.
See how you get on, and hope it doesn't happen again.
By the way, now's a good time to review your back-up procedures. If id did happen again and you lost all the files, back-ups suddenly become worth their weight in gold.
Strange thing happened...
Some problems do sort themselves out at reboots. If your problems occur frequently, you may be having a Hard Disk failure. Think about backups.
Strange thing happened
Thanks Mark and Papa for your help. I have a Maxtor 300 that backs up every day. I think that should be sufficient.
Bsckups to HD...
....even if external should be considered as 2nd or 3rd copies, not a backup. HDs fail. I would use Use something more permanent, e.g. CDs; though they are not absolutely 100% perfect, they are at the top of the list (IMHO).