Hope that somebody can help me with this as I am really at my wits end!
I've just been rebuilding my system from scratch. One minor point, the new Windows XP install insists on formatting both my HDs to 18.6 GIG, where as previously it did not have a problem seeing the full 20 Gig on each.....very bizarre!!!
The real problem is this:
I backed up ALL my important data to a external 40 GIG hard drive. When I tried to restore it it was all there with the exception of info in 'Documents and Settings' (although the directories are still there!) i.e. the seriously important stuff!
It seems to me that XP is now refusing to see it for some reason. I've also tried looking at with Salamnder (making hidden files etc visible) but my files still don't appear.......I think that 'somehow' XP may have deleted them (for real) although I haven't given up 'all' hope......
These files are actually required for an important Court case the local Council (well, important to me.....)
I'm tempted to join the long list of people suing Microsoft as I fail to see any other explanation as to why my data is no longer there. It definately went across to the HD (it took over a couple of hours and I sat and watched it do it......)
Please, please sombody help me!!!!
Thanks in anticpation!