Hope someone can help me with this, I appreciate in advance.
My computer power supply broke - before I shipped it off to get it fixed, I removed the hard drive (it's a Dell 700m).
Since I had to get some info off the drive while it was gone, I got a cable so I could use it as an external drive on my wife's computer. To acess the info, I had to "take control" of the drive, which I did and it worked.
Got the computer back last night and put the hard drive back in. I had to "take control of the drive" again to access the info and did, but here's the issue:
Normally on C drive docs and settings, I would have the profile name "Adam" and then the other normal ones, "all user" "default" etc. I had those, but I also had "Adam.xxxxx" (xxx was what I think the drive was named from when it was used as an external drive).
So now, I have both "Adam" and the other profile - and the other one is the one that has my info on it. But when I logged into my account, the desktop had gone back to a default setting - none of my info was the same. I wasn't quite sure what I was doing when I was working with this last night, but I backed up "my documents" thank goodness, just in case. Since "adam" had nothing in it important, I deleted it and just had the "adam.xxxx" but it regenerated itself so it's still there. It seems that the adam.xxx is the profile that it wants to use (ie. when I added a "text" document into the "desktop" of "adam.xxx" it showed up on the desktop, but when I did the same from "Adam" it didn't).
My other most important thing is Mozilla thunderbird settings. I copied a backup I had of it and pasted it into the mozilla of adam.xxx's mozilla thunderbird file, but that didn't change anything. In addition, most of my "programs" like Itunes, picassa etc, are starting like they never had worked before - ie. default, from the beginning.
So I think my computer's C drive (and I only have one drive) is confused and I am not sure how to rectify the problem, so I have just ONE, correct profile. I think in the process of messing around last night, I lost my "desktop/favorite" settings etc, and that's okay. But since I do have programs on there, I want to make sure they are working and looking in the right place.
Does anyone know how I may do that, what the problem may be and what I can do to fix it?
If I have not given enough information, please let me know. I am excited to have my computer back after 2 months, but am scared I can't get it to work properly again.
Edited by yesyeah, 20 February 2008 - 09:41 AM.