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    desktop files in folders have disappeared (home)

    My daughter was working on my computer and downloaded Google's earth piece. She got rid of it because it wouldn't open. On deleting it she got a restart now or later prompt. She didn't restart it until trying unsuccessfully to remove its desktop icon. Pretty much everything on the desktop disappeared. We did a system restore .
    All the application shortcuts came back and seem to work. BUT, all the folders on the desktop that had anything in them, those files are gone. The empty folders are still there All the graphics, pdf, .doc and other files on the desktop are also gone. I can't find them by doing a search through the C: drive. I did another system restore to a date farther back to no avail.
    Is there a way to get the files back? Are they really gone?
    thanks for any help and/or ideas you can give me.
    Marie

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    Re: desktop files in folders have disappeared (home)

    If they were save to the desktop and deleted, they are gone.

    You can check the "Recycle bin" by chance they may be there.

    You have just found out why one should NEVER save to the desktop. When I teach Windows, this is one of the first things I will get the students to stop doing. Most people think that the desktop folders are backed up with "My Documents" and they are NOT.

    System restore will ONLY restore the "System Files" not any data or programs.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: desktop files in folders have disappeared (home)

    well,darn. I am a quick study though, even though all these years I've been fortunate. hmmm, not so fortunate that they were in recycling. That only works in real life, I guess.
    any idea on why?
    thanks for your help
    Marie

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    Re: desktop files in folders have disappeared (home)

    Have you attempted to "undo" the System Restore(s) ??
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