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Windows 7: Missing Folders and Files

18 May 2017   #1
Mayfly

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Missing Folders and Files

I have a Lenovo PC running Windows 7. Just had 'User profile service failed logon' error. I followed the instruction to do a registry edit and now can log in and all works again but all the folders and files that were on the desk top have disappeared.

It's not a big problem as the PC is rarely used so the files are few, I also have duplicate files but before I up load them I just wondered if they are still there somewhere just not visible.


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18 May 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

They are probably under \Users\name
You must modify Explorer View to enable them to be seen.
Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Folder options. On the View tab
- Hidden files and folders - Show hidden files, folders and drives.
- Unmark hide extensions of known files.
- Unmark hide protected operating system files

Search for the files on
\Users\name\Desktop
and
\Users\Public\Desktop
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18 May 2017   #3
Mayfly

Windows 7 proffesional
 
 

Thanks will give it a try.
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