I shut the computer down earlier to head into town... I was surprised to see it had so many updates to do as that doesn't happen often... most of the time it's just 1 here and 1 there... So, I shut it down and left...
I just got home and when I turned it on... it finished the updates. If any messages popped up temporarily I missed it... but when I came back and windows was finished loading... wow... nothing was there that should have been and the background was different... then something popped up in the tray saying I was logged into a temporary account and I could try logging out and in again. Not sure what that was about but... okay.
So, I logged back into my normal account and
It was back to normal but a bunch of icons were gone from the desktop... I shut it down and restarted... they're still gone. More than half a dozen. I don't remember what they all were... I know the recycle bin is one but I have that up in a dock anyway... I checked in the recycle bin, they're not there.
The rest would have been program shortcuts and/or actual files saved to the desktop.
What in the world happened that I lost icons? And possibly files?
I wish I could remember what files they were.
I went into the update history and everything shows "Successful"
But, here's the list...
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (wont type in ALL the details for these) (KB2901110)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 (KB2901112)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64 based systems (KB2916036)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 (KB2898857)
Security update for windows 7 (KB2862973)
Update for Windows 7 (KB2913751)
security update for microsoft .net framework 4 (KB2898855)
Security update for windows 7 (KB2912390)
Security update for microsoft .net framework 3.5.1 (KB2911501)
Security update for IE 11 for win 7 (KB2909210)
cumulative security update for IE 11 for win 7 (KB2909921)
I really want to make sure that I didn't lost anything important with those files being gone.
Any suggestions on what happened or how to recover anything lost?