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20-Dec-2010, 11:59 AM #1
Accidentally deleted desktop folder
I accidentally deleted the Desktop folder from my XP Pro PC. This seems to have no effect on operation or appearance, even after rebooting, but the folder does not show up in Windows Explorer or PowerDesk except for an instant when I open either program. No sign of it in Recycle Bin.

How do i get it back? Do I even need to, if all else seems well?

I tried System Restore, but no go. It shows restore points set yesterday, but won't restore to the latest of these (the only one I've tried), shows no other boldfaced dates this month, and won't scroll back to earlier months
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20-Dec-2010, 12:16 PM #2
You can just create a new folder called Desktop and put it in C:\Documents and Settings\username.
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