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Windows 7: no desktop

30 Mar 2014   #11
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I see desktop. reg_sz c:\desktop


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31 Mar 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In registry go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

What is the value of "Desktop" in the right pane?
Post a screenshot please of both registry keys
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31 Mar 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like you had some System files on the partition you deleted. See if you can do this too:
Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

I've put a red rectangle around Values, and edited out my username in this snip.

no desktop-regedit.png


Follow all of Kaktussoft's instructions too.


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31 Mar 2014   #14
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

sorry for delay, but neither snipping tool or paint can save to file. ?????????????
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31 Mar 2014   #15
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What did it show in regedit?
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31 Mar 2014   #16
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

desktop
reg_expand_SZ
Z:\DESKTOP
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31 Mar 2014   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In registry go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

What is the value of "Desktop" in the right pane?
Post a screenshot please of both registry keys
I don't think you're going to these keys...Type regedit in Start Search and navigate to them.
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01 Apr 2014   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexm View Post
sorry for delay, but neither snipping tool or paint can save to file. ?????????????
error message? Can you save in another location?

Did you move the desktop to Z:\DESKTOP with some reason?
Did you move my documents, my pictures etc as well?
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01 Apr 2014   #19
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexm View Post
sorry for delay, but neither snipping tool or paint can save to file. ?????????????
error message? Can you save in another location?

Did you move the desktop to Z:\DESKTOP with some reason?
Did you move my documents, my pictures etc as well?
yes.. I wanted to move user files from OS by creating another partition(z:\). I decided against doing this.I thot desktop was put back on c:\. deleted partition. when I re-boot mesg. states z:\ desktop cannot be found. regedit desktop z:\desktop.
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01 Apr 2014   #20
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Post a screenshot as requested in #12
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