Most desktop files/folders have vanished in vista

  2drewej 10:44 24 Nov 2007

for some reason most of my folders/files have disappeared from my desktop - and when i search for them they appear as being there - but when i try to open them it says they cannot be located????

im running vista

  Pine Man 10:53 24 Nov 2007

Exactly the same happened to me a couple of days ago. I don't know what caused it but a reboot solved it!

  2drewej 11:00 24 Nov 2007

thx for your reply
ive tried rebooting and system restore but it doesnt seem to have done anything - i am having a bit of trouble with my ram though as the computer resets sometimes randomly...could this be anything to do with it?

  Pine Man 11:45 24 Nov 2007

'What has actually happened is that an error has occurred in your explorer.exe which has caused it to close and thus your desktop, start menu and all desktop folders disappear. You can always press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click on the task manager button which will bring up the task manager.

In the application task, please select `new task' and type explorer.exe which will start the explorer.exe and bring back your desktop and start menu.'

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