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Files Missing From My Documents Folder


I had set my wife up as a user on my windows 7 pro laptop. She created and saved many files and folders in her my documents folder. Then my niece needed to use the laptop for her college nursing courses because she didn't have microsoft office 2007 on her personal computer at home, so i added her as a user and i also password protected my wifes files by adding a password to her profile. Fter i got the laptop back from my niece i removed the password from my wife's profile. Now, when she opens her my documents folder, all of the files and folders she had saved are missing. Where did they go? And, how can i get them back?

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