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Files Disappearing From Desktop At Login

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help, Uncategorized

Nishat from Dhaka,Bangladesh writes:

I am in a domain.when I first open my computer it shows preparing desktop.On the desktop all my files are gone. Each time I open my computer the same thing happens.Can you show me the solution of this problem,please?

Hi Nishat!

Unfortunately, there is not a fix for this problem, unless you talk to your domain administrator. It sounds like the administrator has set up accounts that reset at each log in, generally called “roaming profiles”. The main reason for this is for security:  if someone changes something that causes problems, it would be erased as soon as that person logs off.

Many businesses and schools choose to have user profiles and computers set up this way to prevent any changes that can affect the performance of the machine, especially if there are multiple users of the machine.

Thanks for the question!


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One Response to “Files Disappearing From Desktop At Login”

  1. Patricia Whitlow says:

    Wonder if there is a tech savvy kid in the house?????

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