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System Restore deals only with Windows files, not your personal data.
BTW, since your computer is back to normal, it'd be a good idea to create fresh Restore Point.
I also recommend, you install something better, than System Restore: ERUNT
http://www.larsheder...nline.de/erunt/
Manual: http://pcug.org.au/b...ERUNT/ERUNT.htm


All music files that were in itunes and various folders, pictures, etc. that I had on the desktop. Things that I would really like to have back.

"Things" on desktop are usually just shortcuts to real folders/files. Do you have actual files missing?
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I didn't know that about System restore.

Yes, all of my files are gone. Everything is acting as if I just installed it. When I opened itunes, skype, etc.,
it just takes me through the welcome stages and nothing I had before is there. No pictures either.

Is there somewhere I should be looking for these things?
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Did you actually open Windows Explorer, and look in folders, where you kept your music, and pictures?
iTunes doesn't store music. It stores only list (library) of music files. Music files are located on your hard drive in a location, you put them in.
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Uh, I feel more inept now than when we started. Everything looks like it is there, it just wiped my desktop clean.

I think you got it!!! I think I can figure out how to get everything else back to where it is supposed to be but if I can't I know I can trust this website to have the answers!

Thanks Broni, you've lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. 5 stars!!!
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Very good, very good :)
Just restore those desktop shortcuts, and you'll be fine.
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Broni,

Thanks again for your help over the last couple days. Everything is still running OK except for a small issue I have. I was researching the topic of multiple admin users and I noticed that you were the one that offered help to someone on Dec 14, 2008. I have a similar issue. Whenever I shutdown my computer anything that I have changed, regarding personal setting and the desktop, do not save. when I was having a really difficult time with my computer right before you helped me it kept telling me that it was logging me on as a guest. Now, I still have access to all files but it is really annoying to redo everything whenever I have to turn off the computer. Do you have any ideas, or can you reference me to any articles that may help?

Thanks in advance.

Nelson

Here is a paste of the SID lists:

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Lists all the user accounts, their SIDs and Profile paths.
SIDList.vbs - Copyright © 2005-2006, Ramesh Srinivasan
WWW: http://windowsxp.mvps.org & http://www.winhelponline.com
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Username : Administrator
SID : S-1-5-21-1511592450-4287974678-2341628039-500
Profile dir : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

Username : Guest
SID : S-1-5-21-1511592450-4287974678-2341628039-501
Profile dir :

Username : HP_Administrator
SID : S-1-5-21-1511592450-4287974678-2341628039-1008
Profile dir : C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator.NELSON

Username : SUPPORT_fddfa904
SID : S-1-5-21-1511592450-4287974678-2341628039-1006
Profile dir :
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First thing to try would be to create fresh administrator account: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
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