Corrupted file recovery

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
January 4, 2010 at 00:21:14
Specs: Windows XP
I have Win XP Home. First, for some reasons, my administrator (the only profile) profile got corrupted. So had to start with safe mode- then had initial top screen. All my personal settings were gone. But my files were in C drive. There was a file called desktop, so I moved it to this new profile's desktop "desktop" file. But what I didn't know, this new profile did not save any changes that made. So without knowing this desktop file were gone. It had important documents along with lots of pictures that I didn't want to lose.
I look up this file ( include the files that was in the "desk top" file" from search box. It is gone. I do not see it anywhere.

Does this mean there is no more hope??

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January 4, 2010 at 01:09:37
I'd make a new Administrator privileged user account (as I can't determine if yours is still corrupt or not)
Then log into the new account
Then do a Search for all documents and pictures on the entire drive

Hopefully you will see your data come up through the search
You can then right click on the found document or picture, and "Open containing folder" to see where it was ;)

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January 4, 2010 at 04:32:02
Look at the link below. You may need to take ownership of the files/folder.

I might add that you should always maintain at least TWO copies of any files you wish to keep. Those copies should be kept on separate media. I prefer optical media.

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January 4, 2010 at 20:02:45
Kimsland>> I looked the entire C drive with search, but all pictures it supposedly have I didn't find any of my daughters pictures.
It didn't let me system restore, giving me the error message saying that it could not complete.
So after I read pages of articles, I ran virus scan. It didn't find any virus, but it found a lot of corrupted files. ( none were the pics or the files that are missing)
Then I tried system restore again. It worked this time! Came back with all the personal settings, desktop wall paper and everything. I was so excited to find the file that I was looking for. I saw all the files in it. BUT NOTHING IN THE FILES.
There are still programs left, but no documents no pictures...

Othehill>> I learned in hard way. I will have to start saving pictures and other stuff.
Problem is... before I claim owner ship, I can't find the files anymore...

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January 4, 2010 at 20:14:02
Recovery Software

Try this one:
It is free for up to four folder down, ie
c:\Documents and Setting\UserName\My Documents\My Pictures
1,2,3,4 folders down

Here are a lot more free ones to choose from

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January 5, 2010 at 01:59:24
Originally posted by sabykt
It didn't let me system restore

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