Windows 10: "location is not available" Windows 10 Error

  1.    14 Oct 2016 #1

    "location is not available" Windows 10 Error


    Can anyone advise on what's causing the following?

    It happens about once a week at the moment when I first boot up (from cold). Once it happens, I'm left without a desktop so have to shut down. When I reboot all my icon locations have been reset which is rather annoying!

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       14 Oct 2016 #2

    Open Location on?....
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  3.    14 Oct 2016 #3

    your registry has a bad key Login Error
    C:\Windows\System32\Config\Systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable
    Login as different user, machine boots fine
    Go to Start/Search and type Regedit and press enter
    Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    Look for a profile ending in .bak
    Find the other one with the exact name and delete it
    Edit the first key and Remove the .bak
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