Find Word documents hidden in Windows 7

My Word documents are appearing in recent Documents, but they are not in the document library. Also, when I try to search all files on computer .docx, nothing comes back. However, if I open Word, I can see the documents in my list of shortcuts. How can I recover my Word documents? Note: I recently had to restore to an earlier point. I read that this would not affect my documents, however.

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Using McAfee? Maybe that's your problem.
 
There were many posts that seem to say that McAfee or one of its updates caused files become hidden
 
See this from McAfee
 
http://service.McAfee.com/faqdocument.aspx?ID=TS101228
 
Go to the control panel and select Folder Options.
 
Select show.
 
Select the files, folders and drives.
 
Documents should now be visible.
 
You can permanently display by accessing the properties of each documents

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