How can I access my desktop

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Windows Vista
My laptop's OS IS WINDOWS VISTA.when i login to my account, it prepares a temporary desktop which i cannot access the files it gives me a basic desktop which is very different from the one I've been using. how can i stop this temporary desktop and access my previous desktop which i've been using.

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windows vista

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  • instaprofits
    I have this same issue with Windows 7.  The family computer has
    4 personal desktops. They all work fine except one.  Mine.

    When I log into my desktop it goes through a "Preparing Desktop"
    phase. It then prepares a temporary desktop that doesn't have any
    of my desktop files. I can't access or save any files.

    I am able to access the internet.  IE, Firefox and Chrome all work
    just fine.  But they don't have any of my bookmarks.

    I will post this question to the site "What Is A Temporary Desktop?"
    If no one answers your question maybe someone will answer mine.


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  • instaprofits
    @RBRTBTT please let me know if you ever got a resolution to this problem.
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  • TomLiotta
    Since this isn't a forum for home users, RBRTBTT possibly doesn't monitor this site on a continuing basis. There isn't much we can do for many home use problems. If you have a professional background in computers, specific procedures might be suggested. But without background, it can take a lot of time that takes away from the standard purpose of the site which is for professional business issues. -- Tom
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  • FTClark
    I have seen the same problem on Professional OS versions. It usually relates to networking or permission issues. It can also happen when a user tries to experiment with options they don't understand such as profile roaming.
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