The weirdest thing happened. I uninstalled a program (Imon), and restarted my computer, and suddenly my desktop does not load with any of my files, and my user folder shows up as empty. I'm dual-booting with Ubuntu, so as soon as I saw this, I got really worried and booted into Ubuntu just to see if I could see the files from there. Strangely enough, everything was visible in Ubuntu. I then went back into Windows to try to troubleshoot. When I click on my user folder, it definitely comes up as blank, but when I look at properties, it calculates it to be the proper size. Finally, I'm not sure if this happened before, but my user folder has a lock on it.
So, I'm a bit stuck now, and Google has not been helpful. All I want is to be able to get my files back to where I can use them, and to figure out what happened so I can stop myself from doing it again.
I've already tried checking security settings (I have full control on the folder, and so does the administrators group, to which my account belongs). I also already tried taking ownership of the folder, though that didn't help.
My computer is running Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate and has all recent updates.