I am building a new PC. I had a problem and the MB manufacture asked me to take the board out of the case and run the MB on cardboard so any grounding issue could be eliminated.
My Windows 7 Ult 64b OS is installed on C: and that is an SSD. I moved my User folder to B: and everything worked fine before I took the MB out.
I took the MB out and only hooked up C: and booted the PC. Please refer to the attached screen shot of the error message I got. I assume that this is because B: was not hooked up and that is were my user folder was. The problem is that Windows 7 can not find information that it is looking for when trying to load the desktop for my user name.
Anyway I got done troubleshooting and put everything back together, all drives are hooked up and I get the same error message. I created another user and Windows 7 will go into that new user just fine, but will not go into my user name without getting the error message. I started searching and I noticed that B:Users\MyName\AppData does not show up in Windows Explorer. B:\Users\MyName\MyDocuments is there along with other folders, but the AppData folder does not show up. I searched the HD for a folder that I new was in AppData and the Windows 7 search function finds it and I can access it so the data is there.
Does anyone know how I can get Windows Explorer to again display/recognize the B:\Users\MyName\AppData folder. If not then it looks like I am going to have to just reinstall Windows 7 and start from scratch.
Did you actually have a drive installed on B:? I haven't seen a drive on B is 10-15 years.
But anyway, I can see some serious problems with trying to log into a user account when the location for the users folder no longer exists. Not sure you can actually run without those folders available so windows may have recreated empty ones on your C drive again, not sure.
Are you able to get to the desktop in that account at all? Have you tried performing the same steps to "move" your user folder back to the B drive again?
System Manufacturer/Model Number Scratch built OS Windows 7 x64 Ultimate CPU i7 960 Motherboard Asus P6X58D Memory 12 Gig Corsair Dominator Graphics Card Nvidia 480 Sound Card Maudio Delta 44 + breakout box Monitor(s) Displays Dell UltraSharp U2410 24in and Samsung 21 dual monitors Screen Resolution 1920x1200 and 1280x1024
Keyboard Logitech G15 + N52 game pad Mouse Logitech MX518 PSU Corasair TX850 Case Cooler Master HAF Cooling Corsair H50 Hard Drives Primary: Intel X-25M G2 160G SSD
Secondary: Segate baracuda 1.0 TB
HDs in AHCI mode. Internet Speed 15kbs down 4.5kbps up Other Info WEI 7.6
CPU & RAM 7.6
Hard disk 7.7
The user\myname folder is on B, it just does not have an appdata folder in it anymore that shows up in Explorer, but if you do a search of B the folder is there. Having it on B or D or E does not matter. A lot of people move the user folder when they install the OS on an SSD, saves space and better yet it causes a lot less data to be written to the SSD all the time.
Anyway all I want to know is; does anyone know how to get the appdata file to show up in Windows Explorer again? If I can get it to show in Explorer then I can probably boot into my desktop.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet) CPU 3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo E8400 Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K/EPU Rev 1.xx Memory 4GB Graphics Card ATI Radeon X1950 Pro Sound Card Built in HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays 22" Gateway LCD Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200