I've made a mistake.
My wife wanted some christmas tunes off my pc. I thought I'd transfer them over the network. It could see my pc, the folder with music, and the subfolder with christmas music. Even the music itself.
But would it copy it? No. So I looked online for a solution. One of the folders I needed to look at was hidden, so I ticked the "show hidden files/folders" thingy.
Then it spent 3 mins applying it to subfolders etc. I thought it was windows being slow. Now I find it's doing far more insidious things.
Users folder is missing. The show hidden option is missing. All her music and files are missing.
I booted into a copy of MINT MATE 32 bit that I had on a stick and there it is. Everything is exactly where it should be. I just can't see it in windows. So I'm backing it up to the external drive.
Without doing a full reinstall, any idea how to restore the status quo?
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 16 MATE and Win7
eeepc 1015PX, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 14 MATE. Fan needs fixing.