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Hi. I recently turned on my computer to find several icons, folders, and some files within folders that were on my desktop are all missing. They are not in the recycle bin and I do not know what happened to them. I have Norton antivirus and did a scan that showed nothing. followed the instructions at this post: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=83625 as well as http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic414539.html, but can not seem to recover the missing or hidden items. can anybody help me, I lost some important stuff. lesson learned on more frequent backups I guess.

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If the system is now back to normal and not infected then you would need some type of data recovery software.

There are plenty of them on the market. Myself I've not found the free versions to be very robust but in some cases they can recover what you're looking for.

I have tested quite a few and GetDataBack works quite well and I have recovered a few hard drives with it.

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