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Desktop location is different

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Zimmer996, Mar 12, 2015.

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  1. Zimmer996

    Zimmer996 Thread Starter

    Mar 12, 2015
    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.

  2. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    I found this. I can't test because my desktop is in the correct path.
    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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