i found that all my settings and data had been changed to default the links to practically everything had a message which read something like:
C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted.
I looked around found no solution so i decided to go to the area it reported a problem:
C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop nothing was in there
so i went in my user then seen i had 2 Desktop Folders 1 blank 1 with my desktop items.
i deleted the blank 1 and in C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile i deleted the desktop 1 there.
back in user folder i right clicked on the desktop folder and copy
Paste the folder into C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\ once it has copied a message will say copy desktop.ini file the top 1 being older and other newer make sure you overwrite this to the older 1.
Reboot and this problem should be fixed.
if you feel you dont want to delete anything then cut and paste in to a folder anywhere but when fixed remove as not needed i hope this helps you all.
no need to uninstall and do any restoring or repair windows stuff
Hi. I've recently had the same problem, and the fix you suggest does work, although not properly. Occasionally, when I log on, I find that my Windows looks like it is in safe mode, although all the desktop icons are there. I'm not sure it is safe mode, but it certainly makes everything run very slowly. Occasionally, a reboot works, and a last known good restore worked on one occasion, but I have found that I generally have to perform the same fix as you've described here again and again. It is as if the desktop.ini file I have replaced sometimes comes back if this is possible? Any ideas?
Well Safe Mode will have "Safe Mode" on screen in all corners.
The problem coming back all the time suggests to me that you still have left the other files there. if you have 2 desktop files 1 needs to be removed and the other to keep making sure its the one you have been using before hand. also if you have any other folders the same eg music etc then you may need to do the same and also you may need to re-link them all in the links
I didn't understand what to do well...
so... I went to
and there are 13 folders, those are the user account folder?
and there are two folders that are the same, music and contacts, both with one file, but in:
both are empty
excuse myself but I'm not very informed about this.
what can I do next?
what i do is...
delete the folders MUSIC and CONTACTS...
but I figured out that MUSIC is not empty, it has SAMPLE MUSIC and when i click on there, it takes me to:
Public:\public music\sample music
is that ok??
CONTACTS is empty.
and copy both MUSIC and CONTACTS from:
both files there have one folder each one and paste them in:
I just deleted empty folder with my network name from user folder, but couldn't find the folder with the same name under systemprofile folder. And instead of copying and pasting my original desktop folder to systemprofile folder since my user folder that contains 30GB of data, I just restarted my com, and it worked. Thank you so much for giving me this helpful tip.
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