I have a user who was complaining that her favorites were missing so I checked her Windows 7 system and found that there were two user profiles with her name "C:\users\jdoe and C:\users\Jane Doe".
She had full rights to c:\users\jdoe, but not the other user folder. When I checked I found that all of her favorites were in the c:\users\Jane Doe user profile so I copied them over. They still don't appear, but some additional shortcuts showed up on her desktop. Ones she said were missing as well.
I haven't looked, but I'm not hopeful there is a restore point for her user folder. How can I get her user profile reverted back two weeks?