I cant find it can you help me figure out this little mystery

@apples99 (6564)
United States
April 26, 2009 9:09pm CST
Have you ever lost a file on your computer? today I downloaded a file it was a music file from this great site and dont worry it was completely legal to download, anyway now I cant find it, I looked in all the usual places on my computer and I havent found it yet, I wonder what happened to it or where it could be? can anyone help me figure out this little mystery?
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@arvaster (521)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Well in Windows you can either go to search via the start menu or by pressing F3. BUT as well all know Microsoft gave Windows it's own mind and sometimes it will delete files for you because it believes they are harmful. Like when you receive zip files on MSN they will sometimes just be deleted. Sigh. But I've never had it happen for regular downloads so maybe you just lost it ._. F3 it :)
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@maezee (33460)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I know with a Windows computer you can usually just go to the start menu and SEARCH for the file name (if you know it - most likely the song name). Sometimes files you download from certain places get thrown into small folders, which are in other folders, and so on. So, searching for the name really helps - and you can usually go to "properties" to see where it's located to move it or delete it (or do whatever you wanted to do with it!) Good luck & I Hope this helps!
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@amitksing (1323)
• India
27 Apr 09
There are several possibilities: 1. Your downloaded file might have been a hidden file (or you changed its status to hidden): For this, go to Tools Folder Options View and select "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and then look at the location you saved it or else, Search with Windows Search. 2. You accidently moved the file to some other location: For this, perform a search in Windows Search. 3. You deleted the file accidently: The simple way for this is to re-download the file. Check in the Recycle bin, may be you get lucky. 4. Some virus activity: In this case, use an Anti-Virus software. If you are lucky, you may get your file if the virus is removed. At least, other files will be safe now.
@bobsheep (18)
• China
27 Apr 09
In my opinion,the prepertise of the file or folder maybe is hide you can let window to show all the hide things after that,you shuold find it again if you know it's name you can check the search button input it to find out or use ctrl+f in you commonly used folders good luck PS: my English is poor ,if there has some mistake,please tell me,THX ^^