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All ITEMS on Desktop, gone!

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    MrSkills15@gmail.com Guest

    All ITEMS on Desktop, gone!

    so here's how it goes:

    I shut down my computer normally last night and went to bed. I wake
    up, turn on my comp, and wait for vista to load. Vista loads, but most
    of my desktop items are gone, the only things there are Computer,
    Recyclce Bin, and Network. All of my settings have been set back to
    default. My User Icon is a flower, my AIM settings are reset, and all
    my sidebar gadgets are not there.

    I go to C:\Users\Jay\Desktop and all my stuff is there, so I drag it
    on to the desktop. This in theory should do nothing, since I am
    dragging from desktop to desktop, but it actually moves everything
    from C:\Users\Jay\Desktop to "the desktop".

    I restart my computer and it loads into vista. For a brief second, I
    see everything on my desktop like its supposed to be, but then, POOF,
    all gone. It looks like all my settings have been restored, but
    everything on my desktop is gone. I tried searching for things that
    were supposed to be there, and it finds it, but when I try to open
    them, it says they are not there. I have tried restoring the system to
    4 different points in time, no luck. I have tried chkdsk, no luck. I
    have tried un-delete programs, no luck. I know the data is there,
    because my free disk space on C: has not changed.

    I think If I had just restarted my computer when I saw something weird
    happening, It would have been fine.

    I'm a seasoned windows user, but this is the first time I've seen
    something SO stupid from microsoft.

    WHERE ARE MY FILES?!


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    sextonit Guest

    Re: All ITEMS on Desktop, gone!


    Did you ever get this resolved? The same thing happend to one of the
    doctors at my clinic and I have yet to figure out what is causing it.
    I'm guessing it has something to do with Windows updates...


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    Re: All ITEMS on Desktop, gone!

    Quote Originally Posted by sextonit View Post
    Did you ever get this resolved? The same thing happend to one of the
    doctors at my clinic and I have yet to figure out what is causing it.
    I'm guessing it has something to do with Windows updates...


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    sextonit
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    Hello,

    You might see if Option One in this tutorial may be your problem. Check to make sure that they are set to show.

    Desktop Icons - View and Sort By

    Shawn

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    sextonit Guest

    Re: All ITEMS on Desktop, gone!


    No, it's not a matter or the icons showing, the problem is with the
    profile. When the user logs on, it does not load his profile. However
    if you browse to the profile, all of the docs and items are present in
    the correct folders. the profile that is loading is loading from
    windows\system32\systemprofile.... not from the \users folder.


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    Re: All ITEMS on Desktop, gone!

    Quote Originally Posted by sextonit View Post
    No, it's not a matter or the icons showing, the problem is with the
    profile. When the user logs on, it does not load his profile. However
    if you browse to the profile, all of the docs and items are present in
    the correct folders. the profile that is loading is loading from
    windows\system32\systemprofile.... not from the \users folder.


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    sextonit
    Posted via Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
    Sextonit,

    I see. Look at the registry location in Option One of this tutorial and make sure that the long SID key for that user account has the correct "C:\Users\(user name)" ProfileImagePath in the right pane.

    The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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