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  1. C:\\WINDOWS\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable error, cannot login


    C:\\WINDOWS\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable error, cannot login

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    Carroll Wherry, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop is unavailable error on Windows 10

    Hello Vik,

    This C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop is unavailable error may occur due to corrupt or missing Windows files.

    To troubleshoot the issue, you can follow these simple steps:

    • Open File Explorer and navigate to: C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile and check if it has the
      Desktop folder there.
    • If the Desktop folder does not exist, then create a new folder and rename it as
      Desktop or copy it from C:\users\Default\Desktop.

    Note: By default, C:\Users\Default is hidden. To unhide click on the View tab and check the
    Hidden Items box.

    After you have created the folder, it is required that you give full permission to the folder. You can follow these steps to give full permission:

    • Right click on the folder, select Properties then click on the Security tab.
    • Click on Edit.
    • On the Permissions for Desktop window, select Everyone and then click on
      Add.
    • In the Enter the object names to select dialog box, type
      Everyone
      and click on Check Names.
    • Click OK.

    If you need further assistance, let us know.
     
    Jezhel Uga, Dec 6, 2018
    #2
  3. Joyce96 Win User
    C:\\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable.

    Hi all,

    I updated to the new Windows 10 update and then I saw my desktop was black with only the recycle bin icon.

    I have been getting this error message:

    C:\\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the
    network or the internet, and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted.


    I have read various tips and I have already tried adding the Desktop folder to
    C:\\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\

    however, when I restarted my laptop after this, the screen was still black with the recycle bin icon and I got this message:

    C:\\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not accessible. Access is denied.

    Is anyone able to help from here?

    Kind regards.

    UPDATE:

    The screen came back and I got this message:

    sihost.exe unknown hard error

    As soon as I clicked "Ok" the screen went completely black and I can only see my cursor.
     
    Joyce96, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. C:\\WINDOWS\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable error, cannot login

    My C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable.

    And when I do this, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop will come back and already be loaded?
     
    ColeMarshall31, Dec 6, 2018
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