Desktop location is different

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Zimmer996

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Hello, I'd like to fix an issue, I don't know when this happened but I realised my desktop location is not C:\Users\[user]\Desktop

it is actually in C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop\
I have no Idea how this happened Id like to get my old desktop back and every time I save something to the desktop it dosent save to the systemprofile one so I cant actually look for it, and when i try to upload something for example facebook picture It goes to the Users/[user]/Desktop || Therefore it is difficult for file sharing etc.

And this is also for the downloads folder etc. Every time I download something like a song, it saves to the downloads folder but its not the correct one so i cant even download stuff properly.

Anyone?
 

plodr

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I found this. I can't test because my desktop is in the correct path.
Log into the system with local administrative rights, open RegEdit, and go to:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

You will see SID on the left pane and when you select each SID, you will see the profile path for each user that has logged into the system.
Find the profile with the string value ProfileImagePath containing path to
System32\config\systemprofile and change it back to
c:\users\username
I had a look and the SID is something like S-1-5-## followed by an alphanumeric string for my only user on my computer. (I assume the three that are a simple S-1-5-## are for the hidden administrator, guest and default user.

The right pane is where you change the path back to C:\users\username
 
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