User Files / Folders on Desktop Issue

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a user (Windows 7, x32) who is creating folders and shortcuts on his desktop. He has had no problems until recently when he creates shortcuts or folders on the desktop, they immediately don't work or aren't accessible. I checked security on the folders and it shows nothing (not even creator / owner rights). If I add the user and give him full rights, everthing is fine, but anything new he creates is worthless.
Question by:hwgtech
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    It sounds somehow as if he got a temporary profile (happens occasionally in Windows 7) and the temporary profile stuck and remains. Anything created there may not be accessible in his regular profile. Is he on a domain? and did that change?  

    It sounds like a permission problems, but this won't happen unless something happened to the user profile.

    Also, and as always, scrub for malware. .... Thinkpads_User

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    He has had a couple of temp profile issues, on and off, but they are normally resolved after a reboot. Guess we'll have to delete and recreat the profile! Thanks!
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    by:John Hurst
    Thank you. I was pleased to help out. Good luck going forward. .... Thinkpads_User

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