Everything on my desktop is GONE!

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    So I was just uninstalling some program when I realized that my desktop all of a sudden became empty!!!! I had nearly 6 GB of data on there, including my pictures, and it's all f***ing GONE!!!



    Seriously, can't you guys at Microsoft build something that works????? I used to back you up but now, lol, you guys have really outdone yourselves.



    There goes all my pictures, pics of my birthdays, girlfriends, family, etc. This is truly something that has prompted me to f***ing dump this piece of garbage into a trash can and get myself a Mac (I'll let the Apple guys conveniently transfer my files to my new Mac and then I'll dump this piece of junk). Yea, if you don't like this kind of posts on a Microsoft forum then you guys at MS better start thinking about the garbage you're putting out.
     
    microsoft_is_garbage, Apr 27, 2010
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    OMFG!!!! I have lost all my tax info, my receipt for a $140 concert, and LOADS of extremely important stuff. Yea, this is going to take a very ugly turn soon.
     
    microsoft_is_garbage, Apr 27, 2010
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    Yes. Your inability to correctly cleanup your machine and keep proper
    backups of data important to you is Microsoft's fault/a faulty operating
    system.

    Right.

    Good luck with your new choice. It's no better really - not if you keep the
    same bad habits you obviously have now.

    What should you have learned?

    Don't do things you don't understand ... without having a backup (plan).
    *grin*

    I see you left out whatever program you were uninstalling, left out any
    checks you may have done to see if the files are actually still there and
    perhaps the uninstallaing of the program gave you a different profile and
    everything is still on your computer but in another profile directoy or even
    if you checked the recycle bin or not. But we don't want to get ahead of
    your abilities. ;-)

    If you don't have backups of your important data - that is *your* bad. The
    machine could have been stolen. The machine could have melted, burned in a
    fire, had a surge that fried the hard drive beyond repair - and you would be
    in the same boat.

    Get "Recuva" and search the entire drive.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Doncha love it when a 3 y/o throws a temper tantrum? How do I know he/she's
    3? Starting a sentence with "so or ok."
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    First thing first: please note, we're not from Microsoft. This is a Peer
    to Peer newsgroup; the MVP's that post here are not necessarily MS employees
    (in fact most are not), they are simply volunteers helping the community of
    users and recognised by Microsoft for their contribution and therefore given
    the MVP title. However if you wish to submit a bug, I advise to you use the
    "Connect" (https://connect.microsoft.com/) facility on Microsoft's website,
    that is the best way to reach the MS developers.

    Now, to the problem:

    1) Have you tried a search to see if you can find the files? I don't know
    how you organise your PC's files and folders, but generally one would store
    photos in the "Pictures" folder, for example.

    2) You may have had short cuts on the desktop, to folders like the "My
    Pictures" folder but the actual folder should still be on the drive,
    although I'm not sure why a simple uninstall of a program would cause this
    problem and delete/remove 6 gigs of data files.

    3) Have you tried a system restore to a point before uninstalling the
    application you mention?

    3) When you say all the pictures are going, do you mean that the desktop
    icons have disappeared - or just folders containing photos? To show all
    desktop icons, right click the desktop, choose "View" option and (un)check
    "Show Desktop Icons" depending on if it's selected or not. I don't know if
    this will solve the problem.

    4) Can you get into Windows explorer and browse the folders on the computer
    e.g. Press the Windows key and letter "E" to open Windows Explorer; from
    there you can go to your "documents" or "pictures" folders. You can also
    browse to the actual "Desktop" folder in Windows Explorer.

    5) Very unlikely, but perhaps you've logged on into another user account,
    and the pictures and so on you mention wouldn't be visible if not associated
    with that user profile, or in the "public" folders visible to all users.
    That's the only other explanation I can think of.

    Hope you reach a solution without the drastic measure of swapping to a
    Macintosh!
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    You are what the MVP program meant to be and Shenan Stanle is why people
    think the MVP program should be terminated and why the company now
    provides their own support.
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    xfile writted thus:


    Seconded...
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Both you and xfile need to be educated on what a troll is. This
    pre-pubescent pr!ck didn't post here to request help with a problem.
    He/she/it just wanted to throw a temper tantrum and where better than the
    internet, where no one can see you're nothing but a 95lb. weakling with less
    social skills than the common housefly.

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    Why are you storing data on the desktop? The only things on the desktop
    should be shortcuts to programs and folders. The desktop is no place to store
    important data. I have to remind my users of this constantly.

    Tom Lake
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    It was called XP and the new one is windows7

    vista never worked nor will it ever work
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    <snipped>


    Please provide supporting information for your comment.

    Example: what - in this conversation - did I do that so offended you (who is
    not the original poster and may have interpretted things in your own way and
    not as intended?)

    Example: where did you get your information on the MVP program and people
    wishing it to be terminated?

    Example: When did Microsoft not provide support for their products?

    The MVP program was terminated at one point and then brought back. It is a
    volunteer system (these newsgroups are) and I am nothing more than a
    volunteer that provides my assistance when asked for and for those I choose
    to answer. Volunteer.

    This conversation (and others like it) started out with people not being
    necessarily reasonable and not really asking any questions. I take that
    back - there was one question:

    "Seriously, can't you guys at Microsoft build something that works?????",
    and I did not answer that because - well - I am not a representative of
    Microsoft nor work for them. ;-)

    I gave actual things to try (search the drive, see if they have a temporary
    profile and the files are in the original profile, recycle bin check, the
    freeware program "Recuva", etc.) and pointed out that they should have
    backups (not having backups of your important data is unwise, at best.)

    No reason to soften the facts, no information was given, no real question
    was asked. I replied and made suggestions that should work if the data
    still exists/ever existed on the machine. Pointed out that backups *should*
    be made of all important data.

    It doesn't cease to amaze me that some people call me 'politically correct'
    and others think I am 'too harsh' (what they choose to call
    'non-professional' because it makes it look more ironic I would be a "Most
    Valuable Professional".) Having people see both sides just shows it's is a
    pure interpretation thing. What one person sees as harsh or cold, another
    received great benefit from and is grateful. *shrug*

    Is there sarcasm in some of my answers? Yep. It's there for levity. Some
    get it, some don't. Interpretation.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
    Guest, Apr 27, 2010
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    Pretty good response, I'd say.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch
     
    Guest, Apr 28, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    <snipped>



    Since you agreed enough to second everything said by "xfile" that means you
    read, understood and agreed with all the points made and felt strong enough
    about it to post your agreement. Since that is so - I would ask of you the
    same as I asked of "xfile" and respond in the same manner:

    Please provide supporting information for your agreement of "xfile's"
    comments.

    Example: what - in this conversation - did I do that so offended you (who is
    not the original poster and may have interpretted things in your own way and
    not as intended?)

    Example: where did you get your information on the MVP program and people
    wishing it to be terminated?

    Example: When did Microsoft not provide support for their products?

    The MVP program was terminated at one point and then brought back. It is a
    volunteer system (these newsgroups are) and I am nothing more than a
    volunteer that provides my assistance when asked for and for those I choose
    to answer. Volunteer.

    This conversation (and others like it) started out with people not being
    necessarily reasonable and not really asking any questions. I take that
    back - there was one question:

    "Seriously, can't you guys at Microsoft build something that works?????",
    and I did not answer that because - well - I am not a representative of
    Microsoft nor work for them. ;-)

    I gave actual things to try (search the drive, see if they have a temporary
    profile and the files are in the original profile, recycle bin check, the
    freeware program "Recuva", etc.) and pointed out that they should have
    backups (not having backups of your important data is unwise, at best.)

    No reason to soften the facts, no information was given, no real question
    was asked. I replied and made suggestions that should work if the data
    still exists/ever existed on the machine. Pointed out that backups *should*
    be made of all important data.

    It doesn't cease to amaze me that some people call me 'politically correct'
    and others think I am 'too harsh' (what they choose to call
    'non-professional' because it makes it look more ironic I would be a "Most
    Valuable Professional".) Having people see both sides just shows it's is a
    pure interpretation thing. What one person sees as harsh or cold, another
    received great benefit from and is grateful. *shrug*

    Is there sarcasm in some of my answers? Yep. It's there for levity. Some
    get it, some don't. Interpretation.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
    Guest, Apr 28, 2010
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    Worst part is, I saw the whole post as troll bait really. Another "oh
    Windows sucks! Look what horrible things it did" post. I mean really,
    who ever heard of everything on the desktop being wiped out by
    uninstalling a program?
     
    Guest, Apr 28, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Shenan Stanley writted thus:


    You only need to search google or the usenet for a few minutes to see
    that the MVP program is producing a minority of people that can and do
    help end users, and a majority that rip off the title and give bad advice
    or are just plain rude.


    Your comments were designed to feed an argument IMHO.
    This has happened.
    Well done.


    I built, hosted, paid for, ran and moderated a Win98/XP help group and
    forum for 4 years, I did not need a pretentious MVP title to be
    knowledgeable and helpful. I have now turned to open source because of
    people with attitudes like yours.


    Yet you are happy to sign your posts MS-MVP, therefore the uninformed
    noobs will, whether you like it or not, connect you to M$...


    No argument there...


    *shrug* appears to be a common reply from some so called MVP's here.


    I get sarcasm, but you had NO CLUE as to who the OP was, a little
    prodding may have confirmed them as a troll, but alternatively they might
    be just a very irate Windows user at the end of their tether...
    You make assumptions of trolling on no evidence other than a possibly
    hast post venting frustration.

    If you think an OP is trolling, just ignore him. If you think you can
    help, help him. Sarcasm will undoubtedly not help anyone other than give
    a cheap laugh to the other lurkers.

    As the OP is now silent, I can agree that it was a troll, and quite a
    successful one it seems :~)


    I still maintain that your reply is not good as a representation of the
    MVP ideals, and you might do well to re-read them
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpfaqs
    ...."Microsoft has no expectations of MVPs beyond the normal expectations
    of courtesy, professionalism, and adherence to the MVP code of conduct
    and the community rules that we ask of all Microsoft community members"..

    I am not prepared to get into trolling with YOU, but you did ask!
     
    Guest, Apr 28, 2010
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    Guest, Apr 28, 2010
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    Again, you are too stupid to figure out how to use Microsoft products.
    Speak with Alias and he will set you up with something more your style.
    Ubuntu! HA HA HA HA. Loser.
     
    Guest, Apr 28, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Alias is a frikin genius compared to you... but hey a rock is a friking
    genius compared to you too! lol
     
    Guest, May 3, 2010
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