Fixing files disappearing issue in Windows® 7
Find out about the reasons that can cause files to disappear in Windows 7 and how to fix the issue.
It is possible that different files in your windows 7 system may disappear in certain situations. There may be a number of reasons behind the issues. One among these issues includes the infections in the system. These infections may have come through some infected websites or applications and starts to hide your important system files so that users cannot access them. Another reason includes the registry corruptions. If any of the registry entries are corrupted, then it can affect the whole system performance including system files. It is also possible that the user has unknowingly removed these files while they are performing some other applications in the system. There are some simple steps to fix the file disappearing issues in Windows 7 system.
Here are some tips to fix Windows 7 files disappeared issue:
- Using System File Checker
- Using Installation CD
- Using Recovery software
Using System File Checker
You can use the system file checker to fix the files disappear in Windows 7. This is a utility, included in the operating system itself. To access this, you need to go to the Start menu of the system and get the Run command box. Type sfc /scannow in the textbox displayed in Run command box and you can see a Windows File protection dialog box appeared in the system with this. It starts to analyze the whole system file.
Using Installation CD
If the issue is not solved, then you can try using the Installation CD of the Windows 7. It can be used for repairing all Windows 7 files. To do this, you need to insert the Windows 7 CD in the system and then reboot the system. You can see installation files copied automatically. You can then see a prompt option to either repair the operating system or installing a fresh copy of the operating system. You need to press 'R' button to repair the operating system. It replaces your system files without damaging the system data.
You can try some other methods to recover lost data in the Windows 7 system. It is good to use antivirus software in your system to avoid any infections. You can try using some recovery software to recover files that have disappeared and can also download these missing files from website and then copy it to the System 32 folder.
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