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Windows 7: no desktop

30 Mar 2014   #1
alexm

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no desktop

shrunk c drive to create another partition. I moved some files thier, & later deleted files,volume.extended c drive. upon restart I get z drive can not be found. how can I restore desktop???????


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30 Mar 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexm View Post
shrunk c drive to create another partition. I moved some files thier, & later deleted files,volume.extended c drive. upon restart I get z drive can not be found. how can I restore desktop???????
Do you see win7 startup logo on boot? Are you logged on? What is Z (what should it be)?
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30 Mar 2014   #3
alexm

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

Do you see Windows 7 startup logo on boot?
yes.
Are you logged on?
What is Z (what should it be)?
z was the extended partition I deleted. I fear desktop was on that drive
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30 Mar 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexm View Post
Do you see Windows 7 startup logo on boot?
yes.
Are you logged on?
What is Z (what should it be)?
z was the extended partition I deleted. I fear desktop was on that drive
So you are logged on?

Create a new shortcut or a file on the desktop. Can you saev it on desktop? Rightclick on it and check the properties. Where is it physically saved?

There's NOTHING on desktop? Not even the waste basket
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30 Mar 2014   #5
alexm

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I right glick on desktop new folder . no go. yes Ihave icons recycle bin user folder & computer
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30 Mar 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

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no go? What error?
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30 Mar 2014   #7
Kaktussoft

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My documents, my pictures, my video.... all is fine?
Folder c:\users\<your name>\Desktop exists? Can you see files in that folder? Can you add files to that folder?
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30 Mar 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

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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?
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30 Mar 2014   #9
alexm

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

all are good except desktop no folder. go to start, right glick desktop. error points to a place un-avaiable.
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30 Mar 2014   #10
alexm

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how do I tell value
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