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Windows Reset, Several Things Missing


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#1 notamondayfan

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:43 AM

hi all,

just turned on my PC about 15 mins ago, and it said something like "cant find profile" and then restored my windows back to what appears like pretty much standard.

ive lost all my desktop items, all the preferances, including IE, and prob other programs.

what has happened exactly? im not to bothered about the settings, its the folder i put on the desktop yesturday that i need to find.

any advice? thanks. deano

edit: to add, ive also lost ALL of the file in my documents :thumbsup:

Edited by notamondayfan, 19 October 2006 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:19 PM

Were you still able to use your logon to sign in?

Use Windows Explorer to look for your documents on the C: drive which is probably your default drive.

Do you know the file extension that your docs are saved in? Are they .doc?

If they are (or you know whatthe file extension is) do a search for them.

Click start/search/files and folders -
in the what do you want to search for box on the left choose documents and folders
where it says all or part of the document name type *.doc
click search

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:19 AM

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/811151/

In the event you get an Access Denied error, please check this link for a solution: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/

Edited by usasma, 20 October 2006 - 10:20 AM.

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