Cannot find my profile

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by murdok, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. murdok

    murdok Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2010
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    Hi guys, I recently acquired a virus on my system which has made my user profile disappear (when clicking on Windows Explorer then C: and then finally 'Users' folder. All of the data is still on the drive as it is as full as it was before). I am running Windows 7 and got around this problem by typing into the search box the name of one of the folders and then putting a shortcut on my desktop to it.
    The problem I have now is that I have put a new hard drive into the case and done fresh install on it of Windows 7. What I would like to do now is copy some of the data onto the new drive and then format the disk and just use it to back up my main drive and new windows install. I don't want to lose all of the data on the drive but in Windows explorer it is not showing the profile or any of the folder containing the data. Typing the names of the folders into the search bar dosen't yield the result it did before.
    Is there anyway of displaying the folders there without losing the data?
    any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance

    System details:

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name EDDIE-PC
    System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    System Model System Product Name
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, 2499 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2101, 06/04/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.5
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United Kingdom
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
    User Name Eddie-PC\Eddie
    Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.32 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 6.50 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.50 GB
    Page File Space 3.25 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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