I start up my PC Saturday morning to find that all the icons from my Quick Launch toolbar are gone. I look a little further to find that all of my personal folders on my desktop are empty, the folders within them are still there but they are empty was well. In addition, the start menu selection for the Internet Explorer is gone. I am sure there are other issues I have not come across yet but that is what I know of so far.
I ran my expired Norton AntiVirus and Windows Defender to find no trace of a virus etc. I have 2 questions: 1. What do you think caused this mess and 2. Do you recomend any file recovery software?