As bizarre as this sounds; I was unable to access My Documents/ my computer etc from desktop; ran Hijack This/ made corrections; no better
however, by chance, I discovered that after connecting to the internet
then, and only then, was I able to Access My Computer, my documents from the Desktop ( opening Explorer off line did not work)
I have verified this several times; SO I am NOT crazy
But what the heck is going on ????
very mystifying :?: