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So my laptop was screwy this morning, mozy Home backup froze up and when tryign to kill the process, Windows Explorer crashed along with it. Windows 7 tried to do its normal recover, which went ok, but it was still sluggish, so i decided to do a reboot.

When I log back in to my local account, it was as if I created an all new account. The wallpaper, start menu, icons, etc were all back to the windows defaults. I paniced thinking all the stuff on my desktop was gone.

I located all my stuff in C:\Users\Neil\Desktop ...

I confirmed that I was indeed logged in to the same account, so what wasnt it showing? I created a folder on my new blank desktop, opened it to check the full path. It now points to: C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop\

How do I reset the user folder path to where all my stuff is?

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It looks like your profile got damaged and the system's default profile was loaded instead. Use this tutorial to check whether your profile path is correct: (Take a look at step 3)

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Yep, just found that same site, fixed the registry key, and my profile is now back to the correct folder, thanks! – Neil N Aug 12 '10 at 15:05
@NeilN Good it worked for you! :D – BloodPhilia Aug 12 '10 at 15:06

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