Seems like yesterday(Saturday), my computer has decided to possibly corrupt my user profile. I logged in as normal, but instead of loading straight into windows, it decided it would give me "Preparing your desktop" - this would hang for a few minutes. Once it loaded, all my shortcuts were disappeared, all my harddrive links to certain folders were gone and a few programs wouldn't load. I took a look at my users in C drive, and I could see everything under my username.
I decided I'd try renaming the profile, so I made 2 more new admin accs. One for the new profiles, other to move it... In safe mode, I renamed my original account to what my other acc was, deleted the new folder. I then deleted the reg key for the profiles for my other accs. It worked fine once I loaded it, started without any glitches, had everything I needed; apparently this was just a temp fix.
I started my computer this evening (Sunday) and I had all 3 accounts come up. My original, the new, the transfer. I logged into the new one that I used yesterday, and my icons have enlarged along with my background being changed. Also with a couple of programs not working.
The only thing I can remember doing before Saturday, was uninstalling UPlay & Ghost Recon Future Soldier as my SSD was running out of space. Cleared up 20gbs roughly.
Is there anything I can do to check for a real fix, or to be sure it won't happen again or to bring back my user profile properly?
Any help is appreciated.
P.S - I'd rather not reformat, if I can help it. I'm currently re-backing up my entire HDD to be sure