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#1 herg62123

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

Ok I have a mystery on my hands and need help.

 

I have a friends PC running Vista 32 Bit OS.

 

When the pc boots up an error pops up saying "F:\contacts\desktop could not be found".

 

Once this pop up happens all desktop icons become hidden except for computer, documents, trash can, and control panel.

 

Once I plug any flash drive (I do mean any) the desktop icons will reappear if I refresh the screen.

 

If I take the flash drive out with the icons on the desktop and refresh the screen all icons hide except the four mentioned above.

 

 

My question is what is causing this odd behavior to happen and how can I fix it?

 


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

It means that user shell folders are pointing to F drive

 

Run this fixit to resolve it

 

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9708107

 

Restart the PC.If you want to do it manually go to

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User ShellFolders

 

and change the path of each entry  from F to appropriate location on C drive.


Edited by narenxp, 21 February 2013 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I do not have the pc in front of me but I am going back tomorrow to see if that fixes it.  Thanks for the info and I will let you know how it goes.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

That did the trick thanks!


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

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