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Windows 7: I deleted the desktop folder in my personal folder


21 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Starter SP1 32bit
 
 
I deleted the desktop folder in my personal folder

Hi all

I deleted the desktop folder in my personal folder and my icons on desktop don t apear anymore now.

How can i put it back there ?

Thanks !

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21 Apr 2011   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I'd try a System Restore.
Easy. No loss of files or anything.
Tutorial if you need it.
System Restore

Pick the newest restore point that was before you deleted the folder.

Mike
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21 Apr 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

First, look in the recycle bin, if the folder is still there, right-click on it, and choose "Restore";





If that does not work for some reason, you can try to restore the system to a point before you deleted the folder;

System Restore

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And if that doesn't work, create a new user account for yourself. That should get the desktop folder back, but anything that was on the previous desktop will likely be gone unless it was also in the default/public user folders.
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21 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Starter SP1 32bit
 
 

Thanks all.

It is solved now.
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21 Apr 2011   #6

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mj2000 View Post
Thanks all.

It is solved now.
How did you solve it? Restore from the recycle bin?

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Starter SP1 32bit
 
 

No. I had deleted it from there too and i have also turned system restore off.

As stormy suggested, i created a new use account, copied the desktop folder into a usb flash and then returned in my original account.
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21 Apr 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK. Thanks for the info.

Regards....Mike Connor
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