Windows 10: Desktop file 'gone' Solved

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  1.    19 Nov 2017 #1

    Desktop file 'gone'


    After the latest updates (2 days ago) I got the message that backing up & synchronizing in Edge is no longer possible because the map Desktop cannot be traced, and would I be so kind to "Search or Stop synchronizing." A Search only results in "Desktop - This map is empty". But I still have my Directory, and my start up Desktop image with the shortcuts. I just want backing up / synchronizing back...
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       19 Nov 2017 #2

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  3.    19 Nov 2017 #3

    Desktop file 'gone'


    Gordon7, I'm not sure if I understand this. I have to delete a hibernate file? I never work with hibernation/sleepmode, I log out and log in... Okay , I'll fill in all the specifics but have look up most of them and right now I can't. I'll put the post up again in a few days.
    Last edited by Vestiphobic; 19 Nov 2017 at 17:24. Reason: typo
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       19 Nov 2017 #4

    Vestiphobic said: View Post
    Gordon7, I'm not sure if I understand this. I have to delete a hibernate file? I never work with hibernation/sleepmode, I log out and log in... Okay , I'll fill in all the specifics but have look up most of them and right now I can't. I'll put the post up again in a few days.
    Open a Command Window and enter powercfg /hibernate off.
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  5.    20 Nov 2017 #5

    bro67,
    This is unknown territory for me... OK, I prompted powercfg, the command immediately closed after enter, no confirmation, no file, no Windows directory overview. I mean, when I type 'regedit', the Registry opens. (And that's the only command I ever used so far.) So I hope I did correct.
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  6.    20 Nov 2017 #6

    When command prompt (admin) opens, type- powercfg.exe /hibernate off to turn hibernation off. To clear the hiberfil.sys file, type powercfg -h off
    Last edited by mrgeek; 20 Nov 2017 at 10:10.
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  7.    20 Nov 2017 #7

    @mrgeek,
    When regedit opens, I can't type in anything. Except in the key files, I know I can make certain changes in those keys. But which HKEY and subsection do I need to make this change? I've searched, but can't find 'powercfg'.
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  •    20 Nov 2017 #8

    Vestiphobic said: View Post
    @mrgeek,
    When regedit opens, I can't type in anything. .....
    My brain fart You type these in a command prompt or Windows powershell ... duuuhh
    Hit Win key+X and choose whichever is in menu (Admin)
    Reading post 1, I'm not sure this will fix your initial issue but the hibersys.file can get corrupted and cause problems at startup. I turn this off on all computers I service so Sleep and Shut Down are the only options.
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  •    20 Nov 2017 #9

    Desktop file 'gone'


    Ok, I did. But I can't enter the prompt! Is that normal? I decided to simply click it shut.
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       20 Nov 2017 #10

    Vestiphobic said: View Post
    Ok, I did. But I can't enter the prompt! Is that normal? I decided to simply click it shut.
    Open a Command Prompt (Admin). Type powercfg /hibernate off then press the ENTER key.

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