So basically Adobe Reader wanted to update and I installed the update. At the end of the update my computer crashed. Now every file is missing. First EVERYTHING was gone... files, folders, programs. I did a restore to 4 days ago. It brought back the programs and folders, but still every file is gone. How can I get the files back?
When a computer has a bad crash you need to restore the files from a backup. Old proverb: There are two types of people, those who regularly backup their data files and those that haven't lost data recently.
Obviously they need to be restored from a backup if there is one, but I was referring to recovering deleted/lost files without a backup. The computer actually belongs to my mom. She didn't have a backup and thankfully everything important (work related) is saved to an online program. Since there was nothing important I no longer need to recover the files.
And I like the proverb! I never backed up files until I lost thousands of photos. Learned my lesson. And after this crash I'm sure my mom will be using a usb drive to backup files from now on too.
Still curious about why the updater crashed the computer. I've read of this happening to a few other people as well.