Where did all my files go on my computer?

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  1. ComeTurismO
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    ComeTurismO CTO

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    I can't access any of the major folders of my computer (Downloads, Documents, the Desktop folder, etc)
    I get this message on Win. 10
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    Where'd everything go?
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Usual suspects
    Someone (or something, including malware or malware removal) changed the permissions for a given user, try the takeown command http://www.faqforge.com/windows/take-ownership-of-a-file-or-folder-by-command-in-windows/ https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753024.aspx http://ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
    Hard drive is on the way out and you are seeing this.
    You changed the hard drive/windows install and caused something like the first one, again the takeown command is what you want to play with.
    The files are actually gone, usually someone tried to make a backup copy and moved things instead.
    Not so much for everything but if you shared it then it could be all being accessed.
    You tried to encrypt the drive/folders with something, such things can happen here.
    Some anti virus tried to protect something and is preventing access.