Well looks like simrick wants me to step in for a bit.....follow her instructions and I'll be back ....right in the middle of cooking a pizza.
I will be back...promise
Well guess you left......I'll look back to see if your on ...Mike.
Can you get File Explorer open to the current location of the Cookies-(Desktop)? In other words, I'd like to see the path in File Explorer to be C:\Users\[username]\Cookies, and in that window, seeing the Desktop, and does it have the icon that the Desktop icon should have?
OK, not sure what you wanted with this, so I have screenshot a variety of things.
Remember there is no C:\Users\[username]\Cookies, or C:\Users\[username]\Desktop when I go to C:\Users\[username], but if I go to C:\Users\Gomer\Cookies (which is the new user I created for this experiment), there are both Cookies and Desktop folders Ditto that for Default user
Also you can see that the Desktop under This PC shows C:\Users\[username]\Cookies\Desktop as the path and the "find target" gets that "not accessible Access Denied"
I have a meeting to go to this evening but will check back with you either later or tomorrow morning. simrick, you are in the same timezone, so should I meet you with my coffee at 5? LOL Thanks again for all your good work.
I am back for about an hour, then gone for the evening. I'd like to meet you for coffee tomorrow morning, but I'm afraid I am not available until about 9am. ;) (and, that's not because I'm sleeping in!)
Okay, we can't go This PC>Desktop, because that's like a phantom pointer.
The Desktop icon in Default Users looks correct - the icon is normally only a yellow file folder, and not the familiar blue Desktop icon at that location.
You set a restore point, right?
[You may or may not have to uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files" for this next bit.]
Please try going here (in the new user account you created):
This PC>Calamity (C:)>Users>Gomer>AppData>Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!002\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies
Open the Cookies folder by double-clicking on it. If Cookies is indeed in this location, is the Desktop folder inside it? If so, is it the familiar blue Desktop icon there?
If it's not there, can you find it by looking in the same location under your main user account? If we can't find it that way, we'll have to try another method. I need to know the exact path to the Desktop folder.
Tomorrow is fine. Have lots of coffee ready for me!
If you open the properties box of a file which resides on your Desktop, (not a shortcut), can you see the full path?
Did you see what I added above?
Also, my desktop now has a dozen plus icons for docs that begin with ~$and the name of a file. All the icons are shaded, and all are corrupted. They just appeared when I unchecked the File Explorer Option and disappear when I recheck it.
Last edited by Gomer; 27 Apr 2016 at 21:08.
Yes I set a restore this afternoon
NO! I don't have a desktop after [username] See what's circled in red