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Offline mattcooper76

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2014, 05:34:20 PM »
Hi Essexboy...just curious, are you asking me or someone else?  Cuz I have noooooo idea!

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2014, 06:43:50 PM »
You, as that is what your system is telling me. 

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2014, 07:02:29 PM »
Ah.  Avast did a bootup scan on it's own over night, and when I woke up yesterday morning, it had come to a blank screen with text that said to continue with windows bootup choose 1 of the options...I chose ESC so as not to make any changes.  The system booted into Windows with everything missing/moved.  So how do I get that files/folders/programs out of those temp files and back to where they were before?

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2014, 07:26:16 PM »
First you need to copy the following from C:\Users\TEMP to C:\Users :

ntuser.ini
Desktop
AppData
Documents
OneDrive


Right click the file and folders one at a time then select copy
Then go to C:\Users right click that folder and select Paste, allow it to overwrite files if requested
Then repeat until all are copied over
Reboot and let me know if the desktop is back to normal 



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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2014, 07:29:49 PM »
You the man....thank you.  I'm gonna give it a go right now!

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2014, 08:00:43 PM »
First you need to copy the following from C:\Users\TEMP to C:\Users :

I just want to double-check something before I do this just to make sure I don't screw anything up!  So currently, when I go to C:\Users\TEMP and open the "documents" folder, for example, it is currently empty.  The C:\Users\Matt (Matt being my name/account) "documents" folder has all of my files, data, etc stored there.  So If I copy from C:\Users\TEMP to C:\Users, then wouldn't I be overwriting all of my wanted data with empty folders?  Sorry if I sound really stupid...just don't wanna mess up.


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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2014, 08:27:36 PM »
No, not stupid, if the folder is empty then do not copy it over.  I can only see so deep into the folders with my tools 

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2014, 08:32:44 PM »
Ok cool.  So the "documents" folder was just 1 example.  All of the folders in the C:\Users\TEMP location are the empty ones and all of the folders in the C:\Users location are the good ones I want to keep.  Should I not do any copy/paste at all then?

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2014, 08:34:09 PM »
Which files are you missing ?

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2014, 08:49:54 PM »
It seems that if I dig far enough into C:\\Users\Matt most folders and files are there, but desktop shortcuts are all missing (like it's launching from a different directory).  If I open C:\\Users\Matt\Desktop, I can see all of the shortcuts, folders, and files that were on my desktop prior to the bootscan changes.  I basically want all of that to rollback to what it looked like before.

Again I'm sorry if I'm not explaining myself well. You've been very helpful and I appreciate your willingness to help me fix this.

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Re: HELP: Boot Scan deleted all of my files (?) and no icons on desktop
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2014, 09:01:53 PM »
Do you have a restore point from before this occurred ?