Windows 10: lost desktop-user profile

Discus and support lost desktop-user profile in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Last night my computer was acting weird - slow, hanging up, etc. I turned it off. The monitor turned off, but the computer stayed on. I unplugged it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MusiceyeDesign, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. lost desktop-user profile


    Last night my computer was acting weird - slow, hanging up, etc. I turned it off. The monitor turned off, but the computer stayed on. I unplugged it for fear there was some kind of intrusion that McAfee was not containing. This morning I plugged it back in and turned it on. A different user account name was displayed and my image was gone. It accepted my password and logged on. My desktop was replaced and none of my apps were there.


    I tried to restore to a previous configuration. That gave me back my desktop, but my user account was still misnamed and my Chrome browser would not boot up. I reversed the restore. Now I am back to what I faced when first booting it up and all the restore points are gone, so I cannot redo that.


    When I look in user accounts, my original profile is there along with four other temp user accounts with my user name as well as the original. There is no user account temp or otherwise that is named what this new user account is named.


    This is very different from when I lost my desk top and user account during the Windows update this spring. I can't find the instructions for how I fixed it then, and I'm not sure if that would work under this situation or not.


    Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    MusiceyeDesign, Sep 24, 2020
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  2. kormath Win User

    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild

    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done lost desktop-user profile :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
     
    kormath, Sep 24, 2020
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  3. Lost User profile after Windows 10 install

    I have the same problem-

    lost a profile when windows 10 installed.

    That profile is listed in the user folder in windows.old.

    What is the procedure to recover it?
     
    John_W_Fraser, Sep 24, 2020
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  4. MohanC Win User

    lost desktop-user profile

    windows 10 deleted my desktop files

    Step 1 - I upgraded to Win 10 and lost all my files on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Found the files in Network - USers- Desktop

    copied all files again to desktop.

    Step 3- Restarted my machine again and lost desktop files again.

    Step 4 - As suggested did the following as listed below but dont find my files.

    • Press “Windows + E”, open This PC/Computer
    • Open Local Disc C, open Windows.old
    • Click on Users, select your User name
    • Go to desktop folder
    Cant find my files. Why is Win 10 deleted files again and again from Desktop ?.
     
    MohanC, Sep 24, 2020
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