I tried System Restore and the only date showing is the day I messed everything up. I can not go back any more than 8-1, this fixed my icons and Documents folder and Briefcase are back but the send t problem is still there? I guess I am jut gone to have t live with it? Or is there anything else I could do?
You could create a new administrator account, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hiddenAppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.
I am really over my head. I don't know how to do what you are suggesting and am afraid I will loose more. Will I still be the administrator? Would I still have all my self created folders, pictures and files?
No I think he just means to go to user accounts and make another account. Give it administrator privileges. Then go to folder options and show hidden files. Then copy your folders to the new account include the app data, and other hidden files that you exposed.