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After system restore i lost files i had in C:\Windows, why?

  • Windows Explorer
  • Safe Mode
  • System Restore
  • Windows Vista
Last response: in Windows Vista
July 27, 2009 11:23:16 AM

More than 10 days ago, I restored my system in safe mode to a certain restore point becuase windows explorer was not responding. After system restore was completed, I lost a folder (named Data), and all the files it contained, which I created in C:\Windows.
Why would system restore do that?
And is there a way to retrieve my files??

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July 27, 2009 7:32:52 PM

Never put a file you want later in the Windows folder... always store it in your User folder. I'm not absolutely sure of this, but I imagine what happened is System Restore found a folder in C:\Windows that wasn't there before the last restore point. System Restore most likely removed the folder because it didn't think it should be there.