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Had you many files in your My Documents?
I ask because 7.85MB is not much data and if you had stuff like music, video etc in your My docs that's not what is in your Quarantine folder. Looking at my Quarantine folder I have 1225 files there, they build up over time when things like cookies etc are quarantined.
Have you done a search of your computer for some file name that you know for a fact was in your My Docs folder?
Thanks for the reply
That is part of my concern - I had quite a bit of stuff in MY Documents - the computer seems to have been told to Restore itself to Factory settings - but did not get rid of all the programs that I had loaded - just all the data that has been generated
Your not just in under a differnt profile? eg were logged in a Bill now logged in as Administrator
c:\documents and settings\
Are there many users's in there? Can you find your files in any of the other profiles?
Did you try the search?
Yes I have tried to search - no sign of the files!
I was the only user and administrator
The computer created a new user - Bill.vaio - a combination of the computer type, a Sony Vaio and my user name, Bill - but the my documents for that user were empty as were mine in te Bill My documents
The first Hard drive had 2 partitions - things lost from both
A second hard drive lost old video, but the most recent clips put there were still on.
As I have already said all the restore points - and there were a lot as I create one before and after loading a new program - were gone!! Computer date on restore only went back to April 2008 and I re-set up the entire computer in Sept 2007!
To me looks like all documents, restore points and videos before a certain date were deleted and the computer restored to factory settings without altering the new programs I had added - I am not sure how this happened
Thats a strange one all right. With windows restore it would have removed programs (or restored to a point before the programs were installed)
I wonder is there any Sony software that might have done it? Might be worth contacting them if your still within warrenty.
Sorry I can't be of any help.