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So my computer at work was running slow and I decided to quit all
Replies: 12Last Post Mar. 25, 2012 8:58am by TheMatrix
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iexplorers because thats what I use at work. Except one of the things I clicked (i wasn't paying attention to where it was coming from) was the system.

My screen went blank and i restarted the computer and tried to relog in- so as I did, it started off as new. It was reinstalling basic work apps etc.

I lost all of my homework projects that were saved on my desktop. But when I go into the central C drive where I can access all the employees desktops and I go into mine, under my name- my folders are still showing up.

So my question is- will I ever get my desktop back or am I screwed?

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by iexplorer i meant the internet. It was lagging my computer up.

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if it's not showing up for you, it's doubtful. to be honest i can't really say as i have no idea what your corporate IT system is set up like, what policies they have in place with regards to backup, etc.

crashing internet explorer shouldn't really delete anything off the desktop anyway, but if your corporate system is set up to delete stuff off the desktop at shutdown/logoff then it may do.

to be honest your best bet if checking with IT support at your place of work and asking them, they'll be best able to field your questions. a word of advice in theses situations is to always save stuff onto a pendrive and never a work computer precisely for cases like this.


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Does deleteing explorer do something bad? explorer from the system. Not iexplorer.

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yeah, but under normal circumstances you shouldn't be able to delete explorer. it's in charge of the windowing system so you probs wouldn't be able to see anything on your desktop or browse files, etc.

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If you still see your files, it should be available.  Find your in-house IT staff and ask for access to your old desktop files.  move them to your new, non-corrupted desktop.

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Quote: from CrimSin at 3:43 pm on Mar. 12, 2012

If you still see your files, it should be available. Find your in-house IT staff and ask for access to your old desktop files. move them to your new, non-corrupted desktop.

I've moved them already, but I want my old desktop back which is forever gone.

If i tell anyone that it happened they'll take my admin privileges away

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like, the location of the icons? the background?

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Quote: from CrimSin at 4:07 pm on Mar. 12, 2012

like, the location of the icons? the background?
no... i just went through the c drive/documents and settings/(my work username)/desktop and pulled and dragged them to my new one.



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I know what you DID.  I'm asking what you want BACK.  If you have your files, it seems like that's the important stuff so I'm confused as to what you need assistance retrieving.  

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I'm just being anal and I want to just skip back to my old desktop. IT JUST DOESNT FEEL THE SAME.

It took me 3 days to find my background color. I know this sounds very stupid but its not the same

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You've logged onto a temporary profile. Log out and restart, and log back in.

If that doesn't work, let me know. I'm reasonably sure thats what happened however.

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If you are able to get task manager, click "New Task..." and type "explorer.exe" into the box, then click OK.

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