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Accidentally deleted desktop folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by oldmaven, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. oldmaven

    oldmaven Thread Starter

    Nov 9, 2008
    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
  2. stantley


    May 22, 2005
    You can just create a new folder called Desktop and put it in C:\Documents and Settings\username.
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