View Full Version : XP Seems to have restored itself

22-07-2009, 09:18 PM
Hi there,
My computer has just effectively, without any confirmation of mine, deleted all of my files from my computer (all user profiles) and restored all of the XP settings to default. All program files are still working, though.
My entire iTunes library has gone, as well as my files of my own.
Any ideas as to why this may of occurred, or how to get these files back?

22-07-2009, 09:20 PM
Most probably corrupt user account

CHeck in Documents and Settings, is your old account folder still there?

22-07-2009, 09:21 PM
All of the user accounts have had the same thing happen to them; no folders anywhere other than the default XP folders. (My pictures, My music etc.)

22-07-2009, 09:22 PM
As blam6 said, check C:\Documents and Settings and see if there are any other user profiles in there.
If there are then have a look in the My Documents folder and all your data should be there.

22-07-2009, 09:22 PM
YOu could try system restore.

22-07-2009, 09:28 PM
Yes, thanks a lot, all my files are here but they're not where I left them when I shut down last -- any reasons why this has happened?

22-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Could have been malware, disk corruption, profile corrupted etc

22-07-2009, 10:43 PM
Bet the backup regime gets its priority elevated!