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Windows 8.1 Files missing/Deleted

by Fabledarr0w / April 2, 2015 5:41 AM PDT

Here is a picture of my desktop now (The left side and top were full of folders) and my background is now black because everything is gone, I did a system restore to 5 days ago and after a day the same problem occurred. I have also lost notepad saves for 2+ years etc..

I have tried del "c:\Windows Activation Technologies" I don't even have it (I think, and yes I ran this as admin.) I have tried to show hidden files and everything.

Someone please help :/

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MP3 Rocket. Again?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2015 5:53 AM PDT

Look, it's been bantered about forever and it's this simple. You install such at your own choice and peril. There are folk that want it to be good stuff and will debate it over and over. You got burned.

I see malware, spyware or worse so I can't guess why you wanted to delete that folder.
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by Fabledarr0w / April 2, 2015 5:58 AM PDT
In reply to: MP3 Rocket. Again?

I just want to be able to use my computer again, are you saying I have malware because of mp3?

And I want to delete windows activation because the windows 8 "Black screen" seems to be the only thing I can even think that this problem with my computer is, I just simply don't know, what do I have to do?

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No. I wrote that I see MP3 Rocket
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2015 6:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Help

And supplied a search where folk debate it. It's something I won't allow at home or office given the risk. I don't see a Windows 8 Black Screen. Just what looks like a desktop with missing items.

My thought is that as long as folk install such software they will continue to get burned. If you want to start over you could. Most can't because they don't backup their stuff.

There is no good advice I have to fix this other than restoring from your backups and to avoid apps like these that are shady at best.

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by Fabledarr0w / April 2, 2015 6:17 AM PDT

Thanks for the advice, I will probably have to re-install windows tbh

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illegal install
by renegade600 / April 2, 2015 6:07 AM PDT

the background is black because you do not have a legit copy or activated your windows os. More likely it is not a legit copy since you are wanting to delete the windows activation technologies folder. The only choices are installing a legit copy or using a legit key and activate.

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by Fabledarr0w / April 2, 2015 6:13 AM PDT
In reply to: illegal install

I have windows 8.1, I said it deleted my files, that includes my pictures, which is why my background is black man.
This laptop came with windows 8.

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windows will delete background
by renegade600 / April 2, 2015 6:20 AM PDT
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windows will delete background picture when not properly activated and turn it black You are trying to delete the activation folder. what does that say? that tells anyone who reads your post your system is not properly activated and you are trying to avoid activating it.

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by Fabledarr0w / April 2, 2015 6:28 AM PDT

I want to delete the windows activation because the "Black screen" issue is the only one I could find, I just changed my background picture if that makes you happy? Regardless if you look up windows 8 black screen issues everywhere is suggesting to delete the windows activation this isn't just me lol

I don't exactly know what is wrong with my computer this has only been happening for 2 days, and that's the closes problem I have been able to find. "Deleted files & Folders" That's my problem. I have lost important saves, pictures and a lot of personal information, but thanks for the help anyways lol

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2015 6:44 AM PDT
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I supplied a black background video below. No where does it note to delete that folder.

I fear you've dug a hole and won't stop digging.

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Stop blasting away at windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2015 6:18 AM PDT

That folder delete looks uncalled for and a risky move. looks like a setting to me or the issue they noted.

Let's hope you can do without bad apps or malware and can restore your stuff from backup. Windows is not stable enough to go without those backups. Folk try, get burned and then flame everyone about it.

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