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Location is Not Available - Desktop Error Message


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#1 Alex Z

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

I went to best buy and bought an external hard drive and I moved all my Documents folders, desktop files, music pic etc... to the External Hard drive " J " then I transfered everything back to the " C " drive and disconnected the External Hard drive and returned it to the store. Next time I rebooted my PC. I got the following message


Location Not Available

J:\ Desktop refers to a location that is not available. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network.
Check to make sure the disk is properly Inserted.


Please help!!

Thanks!

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:58 PM

Why did you return it to the store?

“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently thorugh the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life.”


#3 Alex Z

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

Because at the end I realized that I did not need it =)

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

After you moved the files from the external back to c drive, did you disconnect the external and then check that the files had been returned?

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#5 Alex Z

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

Yes I did, then turned the pc off and when i turned it on the following day, that message came up.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

Bump

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

I would try running the chkdsk /r command on the current C: drive.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

I will do that thanks. That desktop file or folder must be somewhere in my pc. Or if I could just reset my profile

Edited by Alex Z, 18 January 2012 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

No, it did not work!

hope someone else have another solution

Thanks!!

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hi

Browse to

C:/users/username/desktop

Right click on desktop-properties

Click on LOCATION tab

Click on restore defaults

Restart your PC

If that doesnt help you,you can create a new user account

Did you try a system restore?

#11 Alex Z

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for your reply.

I already tried doing this, but not the restore part.

The account that I'm experiencing this with is the Adminstrator account. If I login with a different account, I don't get this error message.

Thanks!!

Alex

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

I already tried doing this, but not the restore part. //

Did you try that,if that doesnt work

Press Windows+R key and type

regedit and click ok

Navigate to this path

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Can you post the DESKTOP entry path?

Did you try a system restore?

Edited by narenxp, 18 January 2012 - 05:54 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm trying profile roaming right now, I hope it works

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:20 AM

I fix the problem by doing a profile roaming.

Thanks to everyone that tried to help.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:34 PM

I got an error message that says:

J:\ Desktop refers to a location that is not available. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. 
Check to make sure the disk is properly Inserted.Etc...

But why is this coming up? Also I see above that a user fixed it by profile roaming.... what is profile roaming? And how do you do it?


Thanks! -Stacey

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