Blank Desktop and User Files Deleted

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Support' started by Jordan, Apr 2, 2015.

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    Jordan

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    I logged onto my home PC earlier today and everything was fine, but I leave soon after to get some food and when I return about an hour later, my desktop is completely black and all my icons have been removed except for the Recycle Bin. Also my W8 tiles, many have dissapeared along with all of my taskbar icons besides the windows icon. When I tried to go to any folders from my user account (documents, desktop, downloads) I get this error message:
    "C:\Users\tinyJ_000\Documents 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 internet, and then try again. If the location still cannot be found, it might have been moved or deleted." I tried to do some research on this and nothing has worked, when I went to "C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile" there was no Desktop Folder there. I am on Windows 8.1. I have not restarted my PC yet as people have said resetting it could cause loss of files permanently. I also have logged onto other users on the PC and they are working fine so I believe it is just this user. Please help and thanks in advance!
     
    Jordan, Apr 2, 2015
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    Can you do a system restore?
     
    Rajittaa, Jul 6, 2015
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