Since yesterday I've had three issues which all arose at the same time.
Windows 7 x64, i7 2.8ghz 12GB DDR3
My libraries, favorites, drives are missing. Basically the entire sidebar is gone.
Yet, when I open a dialog, my libraries and drives are back to normal only for the dialog.
I tried Restore Default Libraries. Tt works one time, but when I open libraries again I go back to the empty mess. Restarting the computer temporarily fixes the problem.
In the Explorer window that's showing libraries, when I navigate to a certain folder I get an unending progress bar (the kind that turns the address bar green).
Yesterday when the problem started, I was saving a file to this folder. The program writing the file crashed during the write and I believe that's what caused the problem. I have sugarsync backing up that folder and when I restarted the computer sugarsync informed me that its database was corrupted, so I had to uninstall and reinstall the software.
Icons are missing. The Rebuild Icon Cache did not fix this.
Restarting the computer temporarily fixes these problems, but when I open the directory with the initial write problem, everything stops working.
I should note that I did a
chkdsk /f and it repaired problems. I also did the thing that verifies then restores Windows files (can't remember the command now), which reported that everything was normal.