deleted desktop file
Thread poster: Evangelia Mouma
Windows XP _Office 2003
I wanted to copy the Desktop folder from D to an external hard disk and by mistake instead of copy-pasting I cut-pasted. Now every time I start the computer, it takes the desktop folders from the external disk. If I disconnect the external disk, I get a message saying that I have no desktop. I manually created a desktop folder in D: and copy-pasted all the folders from the external disk to D: but the system insists on working with the external disk - it doesn't recognize my manually created folder. Is there a way of persuading it to work with D:?
Thank you very, very much in advance
| Get the aspirin ready... || May 7, 2009 |
Go to Start--> Accessories-->System Tools-->Files And Setting Transfer Wizard
Select "I don't need the wizard Disk" and click Next
Select Others and choose the location (Where ever on that D drive of yours)
Select what you want to migrate (In your case the desktop).
I think that should do it
| Not for the faint of heart || May 7, 2009 |
Open regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
and check the value "Desktop". Edit if necessary.
Or you could use System Restore, but that can't possibly be as cool as editing the registry
[Edited at 2009-05-07 13:39 GMT]
| System restore? || May 7, 2009 |
I am not sure if it could solve your problem, but it has saved me on several occasions.
Go to Start--> All Programs--> Accessories--> System tools--> System Restore (έναρξη--> όλα τα προγράμματα--> βοηθήματα--> εργαλεία συστήματος--> επαναφορά συστήματος).
Then, you should pick a time point previous to the time when you cut the folder.
I am not sire if it will work, but you might want to try.
| | Evangelia Mouma
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| the brave-hearted || May 10, 2009 |
Thank you so much everyone for your suggestions and help in those difficult moments.
The problem was solved by following the most difficult path, unfortunately.
I tried restoring the system - it didn't work.
I got an aspirin and tried the wizard - nope.
Then I braced myself and I tried the regedit - and after a couple of tries I managed to bring back the desktop. Phew!!
Thanks again and enjoy your Sunday!
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