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Windows 7: Can only view my public desktop

27 Oct 2010   #1
rjwinning

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Can only view my public desktop

I went on a weekend trip and turned on my laptop in an airport and noticed that I lost some of my desktop icons. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I returned home and discovered that I was using my Public Desktop. I can not figure out how to get back using my admin desktop. When I search my user accounts I find that I have "Default", "Public" and "Ron" this is my admin account. That account now has two desktop folders in it, one folder has all of my previous files and folders and the other just has one file in it that I made while I was gone.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I know that I can just copy and paste my old icons into the new folder but I would like to know the reason, if there is one!!


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27 Oct 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below, double check to make sure that your C:\Users\Run\Desktop folder is set with it's default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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