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Help! Files and Folders missing. No idea why!


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hi, this is still not clear to me this end,
- in what way has your desktop image changed
- when you open 'my documents' are the files there
- what happens when you click on them

Edited by fleamailman, 06 November 2006 - 03:47 AM.

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hi, this is still not clear to me this end,
- in what way has your desktop image changed
- when you open 'my documents' are the files there
- what happens when you click on them


The desktop image was just completely changed to a different picture. The regular windows XP desktop with the grassy hills and blue sky.

When I open My Documents, the files aren't there, it's all empty there's of course the "My Pictures" and "My Music" folders and such, but those are empty too.


I can locate my actual files that should be there, but I can only find them by opening 'My computer' and clicking on drive C, Documents and Settings, user, and THEN my documents
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curious:
- do you still have the old screen picture
(if you can find it, it is easy to reset as you background)
- can you check the paths for the my documents where your folders are
and the my documents where your folders are not
(I am working blind but perhaps we are now talking about two my document folders in C: )

Edited by fleamailman, 06 November 2006 - 10:57 AM.

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I can locate my actual files that should be there, but I can only find them by opening 'My computer' and clicking on drive C, Documents and Settings, user, and THEN my documents



go back to my computer and then on my documents

all you do is open my documents on cdrive user and my documents

then select edit and on any blue file right click and send to my documents

then check to see if the empty folder is full again

do the same with picture folder and music folder

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right click anywhere click on your desk top...... click on properties...then click on desktop tab

on the drop menu look for bliss thats blue sky with green grass click on it

then click apply and then ok

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you said it was fine....so how long have you had computer

was it new or used

a new computer could have defects or a used may have had a infection

Edited by rushin1nd, 06 November 2006 - 12:47 PM.

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Okay update again, thanks guys.

I got the computer used, and I think I've discovered what my problem is.

I think windows has been running on a "Temporary Profile" because, for one, I got a message saying that windows would load with a temprary profile, and two, there's a couple of programs and downloads that are still here, but I can't run them or open them from this "Profile" and I can't get MSN Messenger to connect.

I found a way to disable the "Temporary Profile", but I can't figure out what "GPO Computer Configuration" means, or how to work with it.

Edited by LiquifiedSkittles, 06 November 2006 - 01:52 PM.

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go here and see if its what you need

http://www.windowsec...y-Settings.html
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Here's the thing. I've been looking into it, and my files actually aren't missing, they've just been moved cause my laptop is runing on a "Temporary Profile" for some reason, and I can't figure out how to disable it.

It's an IBM Thinkpad T20

Windows XP Professional SP2, I believe.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated :whistling:
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