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Windows 7: C:\Users\<Username>\Desktop is not accessible

28 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
C:\Users\<Username>\Desktop is not accessible

Hello kind sirs... This problem has been bugging me since I got it.

When I booted up my laptop my desktop lost all its icons and a dialog box popped up saying:

Location is not available

C:\Users\<Username>\Desktop is not accessible.

The directory name is invalid.

I went to the C:\Users\<Username>\ directory and saw that my Desktop folder became a file...

When I try to open the Desktop.. the open with dialog box came out. I tried creating a new folder with the same name (Desktop) and Windows says that a folder with the same name already exists..

However when I right click on it and tried going to properties, then the Previous Versions tab.. I can actually recover my old files (1 week ago.. but I still need the current ones and of course use my desktop as well). How can I fix this T_T.

I believe that the directory got corrupted somehow during a write operation.. I already tried using chkdsk and sfc -scannow.. but it didn't help. *sigh*. Is there anyway to make it into a folder again?

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