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Windows 7: My default User changed

16 Apr 2011   #1
numberQ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
My default User changed

I turned on my computer today and for some reason, my desktop had a different background and all of my icons were gone. I couldn't figure out what happened, but after a little looking I found out that for some reason, it was using the Desktop folder from a User called TEMP, instead of the one with my name on it like it usually does. How would I make my desktop use the Desktop folder in my User instead of the one in TEMP?


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16 Apr 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Run a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-malware

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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16 Apr 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello NumberQ,

If this is the error you got in the tutorial below, then it may be able to fix this for you.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Apr 2011   #4
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Run a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-malware

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.

I'd run malwareByte in the safe-mode ... just to make sure ..
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16 Apr 2011   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It's best to run MBam in regular mode .... just in case there is a suspicious driver lurking in the shadows. Not all load up in safe mode.
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16 Apr 2011   #6
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by numberQ View Post
I turned on my computer today and for some reason, my desktop had a different background and all of my icons were gone. I couldn't figure out what happened, but after a little looking I found out that for some reason, it was using the Desktop folder from a User called TEMP, instead of the one with my name on it like it usually does. How would I make my desktop use the Desktop folder in my User instead of the one in TEMP?
So you are running without a password.

I suggest once you get this problem fixed you start using a password on all your accounts on all the computer you use.
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