Yesterday all was well. So as a treat I thought I would Disc Cleanup and Disc Degrag to keep my little lap top happy. Did that and put the lap top in a drawer - of course the battery went flat during the night so Windows may not have shut down properly.
Today - well its another story - I plug in, switch on and choose my User Name - a dialigue appears saying Cannot find your personal settings. And it can't - short cuts missing on Desk Top, email connection and address book info missing, web site favourites etc not there. For a while I thought I'd lost all my files - including photos - oh No!
But Picassa went off and found them - good little program....
IN my My Computer, My Documents I now have only My Music and My Pictures - both empty of course.
However, I found all my files and pictures - via My Computer, Local Disc, Documents and Settings, My User Name, My Documents - they were all there. Phew.
I notice however, at My User Name above there is a file (178M) that has no name other than a ~ symbol. When I try and open it it wants me to choose the program to use - I chose Notepad and when opened I could detect some stuff that looked like parts fo my email address book.
So maybe file ~ is my Personal Settings?? What would it be labelled with normally - perhaps if I could rename it it might just work??
I've gone as far as I can go with this problem _ any help out there!!!??