This morning, I got up, and my wife's computer was missing a TON of files. To the point that classic shell (www.classicshell.net
) looked like this:
After a while, I decided there might be something wrong with her profile, so I rebooted, and logged back in under my account. The machine said: "User profile cannot be loaded. User profile service unavailable." So, I logged back in as her.
I had moved all her important libraries (documents, pictures, etc...) to the E: drive, which is an MS storage space. While there are some folders in there, the bulk of what should be showing up there is not. Most of the folders are missing or empty.
Now, when I go to storage spaces, it tells me that I am consuming 94.5GB of space, which is about the right about for what she had in her pictures...
The question is: how do I see, retreieve, or otherwise reclaim this data that is apparently there, but not accessible?
In terms of why the files disappeared, I distinctly heard the "click of death" coming from her machine. Since storage spaces claims all those drives (4 of them) are in good health, I am assuming her system drive is having issues, which would explain the problem suddenly appearing.