Windows 7 Lost my Desktop
Posted on 2013-12-09
One of my users lost all of the files on his desktop this morning. He said that when he got in this morning his computer was doing a system check, and he "might have" rebooted his computer in the middle of this system check.
Regardless, he has no icons on his desktop any more. I checked c:\users\<name>\desktop and they are all there on the hard drive (just not on his desktop). When I create a new icon on the desktop (say a new text file) it creates it under c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop.
If I copy the desktop folder from c:\users\<name> and paste it into c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile, all of this icons show up on his desktop but I get a "file not found" error whenever I try to open on.