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Losing information on Desktop

Each time I log-out of my computer I am losing my information on the desktop the operating system I am using is windows 7 when I check the user folder I see temp file five of them.
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Kevin Mcpherspm
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Kevin Mcpherspm
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PerarduaadastraCommented:
Is the computer part of a domain? If so, you may be logging on with a temporary profile, in which case any changes you make to the desktop won't be saved when you log off or shut down.
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Kevin McpherspmIT Assistant Author Commented:
Yes this computer is on a domain so what can i do?
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PerarduaadastraCommented:
Are you getting warning messages when you log on, to the effect that your profile isn't available so a temporary one is being loaded?

This can happen if the computer is improperly shut down when the user in question is logged on, but if this is the case here then some editing of the registry may be needed to fix the problem.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
If you have a helpdesk then get them involved as this involves editing the registry and other items that require administrative access to the machine.
Take a Registry Backup – Recommended – Right Click Export And Save it
You can find Guids with .bak Extension where you can remove those
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Log off then log back on.. you may have to copy items from your old profile.
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Asif BacchusCommented:
David is right, however, make sure you are not logging in with your current (broken) account.  You'll have to login as a separate admin user (either local or domain).  Also, it's worth going to the Control Panel > Add or remove user accounts and also delete the problem account from that list if it appears.  After that, go ahead and delete the registry keys with the .bak extension as David mentioned.  At that point, I usually recommend a full restart instead of just a log off.

Good luck!
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Kevin McpherspmIT Assistant Author Commented:
Ok i am going to try the Suggested solution
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Kevin McpherspmIT Assistant Author Commented:
This solution is quite complete
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