Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: systemprofile\Destop Missing, regedit inaccessible

03 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7
systemprofile\Destop Missing, regedit inaccessible

When I restarted my computer after running a check of the hard drive, I got a message that read "C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable." The desktop had reverted to a default appearance and all the icons on it except for the recycle bin were gone. Under the Start Menu, the only program listed was Solitaire, though if I clicked "All Programs" at the bottom it did list them all. I read that it might be a registry issue, so I downloaded and ran "Free Windows Registry Repair", but when I restarted the computer afterwards I saw it did not fix the problem. I also read it could be an issue with "hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows NT\currentversion\profilelist". That did not come up when I ran the Registry Repair program, and I cannot get to regedit,because Run does not appear as an option when I type run in the search bar in the Start Menu.

Any ideas as to what I should do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Did you try System Restore ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 systemprofile\Destop Missing, regedit inaccessible

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: systemprofile\Destop Missing, regedit inaccessible
Thread Forum
Sony Vaio all-in-one destop with dim screen General Discussion
Files in all folders and destop keep arranging themselves General Discussion
nothing but temp accounts & systemprofile\desktop unavailable message Performance & Maintenance
I can't find Destop Background! General Discussion
hi all need a theme which can show destop as mac's Customization
Outlook destop alert issue Browsers & Mail
Pin Destop Icon to Taskbar? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App