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Ok so it deleted my "My Pictures" folder about a week ago, and I was able to recover it via file recovery software. Now it has deleted the folder again, and replaced it with one simply called "Pictures" and the only pictures that are left in it are my fraps screen shots!

The real problem is that the files are completely gone! Even using recovery software it is as if they never existed!

WHAT THE ****???


Why would windows delete my damn folder?
    
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Windows doesn't do things without being told do so. It's not skynet.

Either you're doing it yourself without realising or you've got some software/virus thats doing it without you realising.
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Um, unless you're sleepwalking and doing system restores (sleep-restoring?), I don't think Windows is doing this. You might want to do a malware scan because files don't just disappear on a healthy OS.

Also, let this be a mini-lesson about backing up your data

Edit: damn, Cyph3r beat me to it!
 
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Love the "Its not Skynet" line!
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Virus of some type maybe or possibly a bad hard drive.
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thats why i have my 2TB storage drive, i put everything of value on it that way if somthing should happen i have it all backed up.
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Windows doesn't do things without being told do so. It's not skynet.

Either you're doing it yourself without realising or you've got some software/virus thats doing it without you realising.
I have check thoroughly for virus infection and have come up empty handed. Nothing else on my system is screwed up in any way.

The only thing I can think of is that maybe Fraps completely took a dump on my system when I changed the screen shot directory to "My Pictures", but I can't find any information on the internet regarding this possibility.

I hope it's not my SSD. I could kick myself for selling my Intel drive, that thing was perfect...
    
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It's not skynet....YET!
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It also might be worth mentioning that my drives were keeping files in the "Recycling Bin" even though I had it disabled. How in the world does that happen?
    
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I have check thoroughly for virus infection and have come up empty handed. Nothing else on my system is screwed up in any way.

The only thing I can think of is that maybe Fraps completely took a dump on my system when I changed the screen shot directory to "My Pictures", but I can't find any information on the internet regarding this possibility.

I hope it's not my SSD. I could kick myself for selling my Intel drive, that thing was perfect...
Did you ever 'move' the location of your personal folders?

If you have you may have corrupted where/how Windows navigates to pre-defined folders for dropping content into.
    
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