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Don't know where else to put this...Sorry. Please help :(

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gabe12345, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. gabe12345

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    I was uninstalling some stuff for space and i got an error and had to force quit the uninstall thing and now
    all of my icons are gone and i get an error message saying "C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable."

    I'm not sure what to do so i've been trying to figure out how to fix it and a few people have said to go into my users folder and delete the empy desktop folder if there is 2 of them but there isn't even a desktop folder in it...There's not a desktop folder in any of the user folders. Please help :(
     
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    And Welcome to TSG forum! :)
     
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    It's windows 7 sorry. D:
     
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    And it didn't have anything in it that helped
     
  7. Elvandil

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    What were you uninstalling and how?

    Have you tried System Restore?

    You should probably consider reinstalling Windows if critical parts of the system were damaged or deleted and System Restore can't fix it. Or restore a recent system backup (which you should have since all hard drives will fail if used).
     
  8. Lex.Luthor

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    Hey Elvandil,

    Would a system restore point make a difference? Just a thought....
     
  9. gabe12345

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    I was only uninstalling a logitech webcam software...It messed up and The progress bar was right at 99% and was stuck...So i stopped it...all my icons except for my trash bin are now gone
     
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    and would reinstalling windows 7 make me lose all my stuff?
     
  11. Elvandil

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    Your stuff should be backed up. All hard drives will fail, sometimes with no warning. Then everything will be gone.

    Have you tried System Restore?

    The webcam probably installed a driver. Those can sometimes take a very long time to uninstall.
     
  12. gabe12345

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    No...But I don't recall ever making a restore point....and....I never backed my stuff up either. I'm a very irresponsible computer user I guess...
     
  13. Elvandil

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    Restore points are made automatically. Check the dates.

    That depends on what you have available. If you have a recovery partition on the hard drive, you may need to go back to the way it was when new.

    Better start making backups. It really hurts to lose everything, believe me.[​IMG]

    Free drive backup software (imaging, cloning, and archiving - backups can be created on a second hard drive, internal or external, or on DVD's, or BluRay disks. One BluRay disk will hold most peoples' entire system drive's backup at 25 GB's using compressed images):

    Paragon Backup & Recovery (Recovery boot CD or USB key)
    Macrium Reflect (Free)
    O&O Disk Image Express or (mirror)
    Easeus Todo Backup
    Redo Backup & Recovery (Boot CD)
    Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
    Drive Image XML
    PING (Partimage is not Ghost) (Boot CD with option Clam Antivirus)
    Partition Saving
    Clonezilla
    Passmark OSFClone (Bootable, cloning only)

    There are also many commercial products with more features.

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    Let's hope. :D
     
  14. gabe12345

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    Okay...How do I do a restore?
     
  15. Elvandil

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    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

    Click the optiion to choose another date so you will see all of them. Pick one from before the problem.
     
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