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Ok I have 2 accounts on my XP system. One main (w/ admin) and the other without admin privleges. I have a folder hiding program and by accident I hid my desktop. They're 2 seperate desktops btw. When I restarted my pc the "All Users" desktop appeared..and even when I removed my personal desktop from being hidden on the folder hiding program it still doesn't load it. Even when I restart. The folder is still in the right spot and nothing was deleted from it.

What im trying to figure out is where do I need to go to point my account to the proper desktop instead of the "all users" desktop. thanks in advance!
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try whatever program you used to hide it in the first place. That'd be
where I start.
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i did. For some reason my account is using the "all users" desktop instead of the desktop I made for it. I know there is a way to pick which desktop I want shown on my account...anyone know how?
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I think the easiest way to do that is to move your folder to another place then copy your desktop icons from your folder to the desktop.
After that, you could delete the folder....
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well, he doesn't need to do all that actually because he wants to point
his user account to a specific profile folder as a whole.

I don't believe you can choose which profile folder to use. Once it's been
removed or deleted or changed or corrupted, it's lost from correlation.

I'm looking further into it.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try this --

Create a New User Profile
1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials.
2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click User Accounts.
4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced.
5. In the left pane, click the Users folder.
6. On the Action menu, click New User.
7. Enter the appropriate user information, and then click Create.

Copy Files to the New User Profile
1. Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying
files to or from.
2. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C
is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the
name of the profile you want to copy user data from.
3. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and
subfolder in this folder, except the following files:
- Ntuser.dat
- Ntuser.dat.log
- Ntuser.ini
4. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
5. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where
C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is
the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User
Profile" section.
6. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
7. Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

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