[SOLVED] Most of my desktop files have disappeared!!
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hi. Please someone tell me what the hell happened to my desktop files?? i found out first when i opened a file and it gave me an error saying basically it doesnt excist, other files as well, so i restarted the computer and now they are gone!! i am under MATE desktop. only a few of them are left the ones that i have just recently downloaded.
these files are valuable to me how can they just diappear like that?
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
If you cant log in to your desktop and you are staring at the log in screen you can pres Ctrl+Alt+F2 a text base welcome windows should open. Type your user name there hit enter then type your password there and hit enter.
if you type ls you can see the files and directory in the home directory, you can switch directories by using the cd command.
you will have to attach an external hard drive and mount it to a known location then you can copy all the files from your desktop to that known location where your external hard drive is mounted.
if you are no familiar with the command line this might take few days post here any questions that you have and I am sure somebody here will be able to help you.
Have you opened them before, are you sure they were not corrupt?
because there is no full proof way to recover files which were present in the directory before and currently they are not.
Now you are in trouble, so you don't want to listen that you should keep back up of your important files.
What type of files they are are they image files? and it matters what are there sizes?