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Files and folders suddenly vanishing on ssd

Recently, I built my mother a computer. It has a Crucial CT256MX100 SSD as the boot drive, along with a few other HDDs for backup and large file storage. She runs Win7. For some reason, every 2-5 ...
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Customize default user folders

Can't seem to figure out if this is possible as all the search terms I try give unrelated information. I was wondering if windows 8 allows for me to change what the default user's folders contains ...
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What purpose does C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia serve?

What purpose do the C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia\*.* folder and files serve? It appears to be related to Skype and potentially Windows Live Messenger according to random forum posts. Also ...
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In Windows 7 date and time stamp of folder is not updated with file change nor after creating or deleting a file in folder

In Windows 7 date and time stamps of folders are not automatically updated with file change nor after creating or deleting a file in folder. Is there any way to change this?
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What are these strange folders and how do I delete them?

I just reinstall my computer. This is what I found. See pics. I bet it's due to me using the drive as some extra memory. However, I reinstalled my computer. Those folders should mean nothing now. ...
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How to Undo Merging Desktop Folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my admininstrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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Moving program files or user to E:/

My C: drive is only 40GB, but I do have an E:/ partition which is 100GB. Is there a way to SAFELY move Program Files or User account to E to use all that free space on it?
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Windows 8.1 Downloads folder sorting keeps resetting ordering (also no Modern UI apps working)

I like to keep my downloads sorted by change date, so I usually set the sorting in my downloads folder to newest up, but on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine this just doesn't seem to work. I think it didn't ...
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Setup Retention Date for Windows Explorer Files

Is there an easy way to set a retention date for the files in windows explorer folder say 'Downloads', to delete itself after a set amount of time (2 months!)? I download/install/test lots of new ...
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What are these folders for? [duplicate]

I have dozens of folders like this in my C:\ drive, I'm not sure what exactly they do (I think they may be related to Windows 7 updates) and I'm running very low on space so i'd like to be able to ...
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How to hide very large size folder or even a partition in windows 7 x64 in undiscoverable way?

How to hide the very large folder with size near 70 GB in windows 7 x64 and also a partition d for example. so is there a way which the folder will be undiscoverable in, I think with such this way I ...
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How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?

I've searched a round quite a bit in the past and present for either a builtin feature or program for this, but had no luck. I want to password protect a folder, but do not wish to encrypt it. The ...
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Remove shell folders from navigation pane in Windows 8.1

Time ago I've used one of those strange tricks that let you customize Windows in some way, to remove the librearies and also the shell folders from the navigation pane (save/open file dialogs) in ...
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How to move Documents, Images, etc. from windows command line?

In windows, I can move (change the location of) special folders / directories like Videos, Pictures, Downloads, Documents (ex. "My Documents"), etc. via right-clicking them, selecting Properties, ...
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Need a fix for MKDIR

I've been using OmniGraffle as a drawing tool for a textbook I'm writing. Up to today I've drawn the drawing, saved it as a graffle. I then, export the same graffle drawing as a png, as per my ...
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Renaming Windows 8 Documents Library

I'm getting a brand new Windows 8 PC and wish to keep the files/folders as clean as possible. I install a lot of games which insist on saving data to the documents library instead of %AppData or ...
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Quickly edit many desktop shortcuts

I am going to move all my users' homefolders to a new location. Unfortunately the vast majority uses desktop shortcuts linking to server-stored files. In the old environment there is no set drive ...
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Messed up my Downloads folder. How to get it back? [duplicate]

I've changed my Downloads folder location to D:\Test\Downloads. Then I accidentally set the Desktop folder to D:\Test. After getting it back to C:\Users\MyName\Desktop, the D:\Test\Downloads is not ...
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Getting rid / Moving of pre-set folders in the User folder

So we all know how Windows sets up a user folder, with a few default directories. I am very happy to leave some of them (pictures, Videos etc.) but some are just bothersome and/or useless. I realise ...
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Grant access to User folder on external drive

I have recently replaced my notebook's HDD with an SSD, and reinstalled Windows 7 on the SSD. I bought a caddy for the "old" HDD, and I can successfully boot windows from the SSD. I can see the old ...
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How to cleanup mangled/nested win8 user folders

I aborted an ssd drive scan by System Mechanic badly (not System Mechanic's fault), my default user profile got messed up, I created a new one, and now I have several user profiles. The User Folders ...
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Verify and fix user folder on Windows 7

I got a fresh PC with Windows 7. Unaware of things I went straight to "clean-up" my user directory. I deleted all "My *" folders (documents, videos, etc.). I experienced some nasty bug with Outlook ...
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Is there a windows equivalent to using ~/ as a shorthand symbolizing your home/user directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the equivalent of Linux's “~” in Windows? For example, is there a character I can enter in place of the asterisk in the string "*\Videos" that is ...
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OS X Lion : Remove some users folders an replace them by a symbolic link

I have copied my music, movies and pictures folders to another drive and created symbolic links in my user folder that point the new location. The links do work, but I cannot remove the original ...
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How can I permanently instruct windows7 to default my user data like libraries to other than boot disk?

I like to use my SSD bootdisk for programs only and have all data on another drive. That's easier for backup too.
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Windows 7 User/Personal folder

Is located on "C:/Users/Leandro". I want to know if it's possible to stop Windows from automatically creating new folders. I have created my own folders for specific stuff but everytime I do ...
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How to relink user folders in Windows 7

The short story: Win7 lost track of my user folders location (desktop, my documents, my pictures etc...). They now reside on a different partition. How can I relink these folders? The long story: The ...