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All desktop files are gone...

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    All desktop files are gone...

    Hello, I am a user of Windows 8 on Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13. I have been using it for a few months, and recently a huge problem which I cannot solve happened.

    Basically, every time I shut down my laptop and boot it, it resets its settings. More specifically,

    files located on desktop (the ones in recycle bin did not get deleted)
    programs in start menu (only thing left is desktop, IE, File Manager, and store)
    shortcuts in taskbar
    desktop personalized background
    all cache/web history in chrome
    -files for the exception of ones on desktop
    -all the installed programs

    Also, the booting time increased dramatically, from less than 10 seconds to 30 seconds.

    What is the best solution for this problem? If you need additional information, I will try to answer it as long as I understand the question.

    Thank you very much!

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  2. #2

    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    I think Refreshing the Windows 8 once will fix the problem totally. So my suggestion is that you refresh your PC.

    If you don't know how to refresh your PC then you go to this link :-

    Refresh Windows 8

    Note- You will need the Windows Installation DVD for Refreshing.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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