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Windows 7: Suddenly everything seems to be gone.

12 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Suddenly everything seems to be gone.

We are using Windows7 with three users. Suddenly when one of the users logged in the system said "Preparing the desktop". After a long time the system seems to be ready but the desktop looks different from normal and all files seem to be gone.

We restarted the computer and after that everything was back to normal. What might have caused this kind of error? Only one of the three users had this problem. Nothing unusal had been done with the system.

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12 Oct 2015   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sijon, :)

It sounds like the user was logged in to a temporary profile usually caused by one of the errors below if it happens again.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
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12 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Problem solved

Hello Brink,
Thank you for the answer.
I will mark the problem as solved because the immediate problem was solved by a reboot this time. But it looks as there is a lot to read and try to understand in the answer. It was very unpleasant when it happened and I really want to understand the reason.

Many thanks and best regards,
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12 Oct 2015   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. Hopefully it'll not happen again.
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