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No desktop after repair to Windows XP


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javannis

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After completing a repair on my windows XP home, it now boots up, but I have no desktop. I completed a Windows XP re-installation. In doing this, I created a second folder, "window"

QUESTION: Can I get my applications, documents and photos from my original installation (windows folder) to appear in my new Windows XP installation (window folder)? or how do I get my desktop to show up on my original repaired installation?

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Neil Jones

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Programs cannot be transferred from installation to installation, you would have to reinstall them into the re-installation. You can get the documents and photos, email, etc - everything but the programs.

As to why your desktop has stopped working on the original installation, I do not know. Does it work in Safe Mode?
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How do i get my picutes? that is what I want the most....

Does not work in safe mode either......
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Hi javannis...

You're data should be located in the Documents and Settings folder under your old user name. Is it that you are getting access denied messages when you try to recover the files? If that's the case, try Taking Ownership of the files when you recover them.

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Erik the Expert

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If you made the mistake of making them private you might have to boot off a linux boot cd (knoppix) something of that sort to copy your data to a viewable part of the drive. IE your current desktop. Hopefully this is not the case.
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