Resolve Windows® 7 File Disappearing Problem
Are you facing the issue of files disappearing from Windows 7? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This OS has become an instant success because of the large numbers of features on the OS such Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Search, Windows Gadgets etc. Windows 7 is also more stable and secure than previous versions of Windows-based operating systems. Nonetheless, there are some issues that might also come up with the use of Windows 7. These problems should not be considered as major problems with the OS but small issues that can be solved very easily. Some of the common problems that might come up on Windows 7 include blue screen errors, system errors, application corruption, system freeze, startup problems, sudden system shutdown problems, files missing from the system etc. The file disappearing issues would make working on the system very frustrating as users would not be able to retrieve any files when they need it. The files missing from Windows 7 system problem might be because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, attribute problems within the file, problems with the user profile on which file was saved, problems with some of the system files of the OS, third party software conflicts corrupting and removing the files etc.
Following points discussed below give the users more information regarding tips to solve Windows 7 files disappearing issue:
- Remove malware
- Check system file integrity
- Check attributes
Malware can cause many issues when they are infected on a computer. This includes the files disappearing problem. The files on your computer operating on Windows 7 might be disappearing because of the presence of malware within the system. Malware infections might be corrupting and removing the files or the hiding the files. Such problems can be easily resolved by removing the malware from the system using a good antivirus program.
Check system file integrity
If some of the system files on Windows 7 associated with the folders or the directory containing data on the system got corrupted or damaged in anyway, then the files contained within the location might disappear. All Windows 7 users facing this problem are recommended to check the integrity of the system files using the “sfc/ scannow” command in the command prompt of the system. If the system files are found damaged, repairing the system files using the Windows 7 default OS repair tool would solve the problem. Users can also try restoring the system to a previous restore point to get the files back as System Restore does not affect the files saved on the system by the user.
The files missing problem on the system might be because the location of the files are hidden by default. Windows 7 users experiencing the files missing problem are advised to change the attributes of the folder where the files were stored (to visible) and if the files are still not visible users can make use of the CMD or command prompt to browse to the drive and the respective folder where the files were last known to exist. If the attributes of the file cannot be changed to visible, then the users can make use of the “–H –A and –S” command to change the attributes from the CMD itself to fix the issue.
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