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Missing Files And Settings In Win 7


My settings and files have disappeared after loading them in following my windows 7 upgrade yesterday. I also installed stopzilla and did a full scan. Then, i re-uploaded all of my doc files and pic files after my windows upgrade and scanned them in stopzilla. No problem. I also downloaded a trial of photoshop, but now it is also gone. Also, all of my personalization has reverted back to the default settings this happened overnight. How/why did this happen?

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