Here is what seems to be a strange query. I recently cleared out a lot of adware and virus's from a pc and now I find that the windows directory cannot be located. The pc works happily (Windows ME) but whenever I try to find the windows folder it is missing. I have looked on the c drive, carried out a search, opened windows explorer but it is nowhere to be seen. If I carry out a scan with something like Ad-aware it happily scans the C:\windows directory but if I go to find it it isn't there. Its not hidden because I have set it show all folders and files. Has anyone any suggestions as to why it is not showing up?