I have a user on a windows vista laptop. This morning she came to me with the problem that all her files were gone. While this isn't true, they do not show up on her desktop anymore, or maybe more correctly, her desktop is not showing up when she logs in.
If I use windows explorer (windows key + e) when I click on desktop, underneath that it shows the users name, if I expand it, it shows two folders named desktop (which should be impossible). One is empty, and one contains all her folders, files, and shortcuts.
If I delete the empty one, windows recreates it. If I create something new on the desktop, windows puts it in this empty desktop folder.
This makes absolutely no sense to me. Seems like something must be corrupted in how Windows is handling the desktop folder functionality.
Thanks for any help