Public Account Automatically Logged in While Logging in As Another Account? RRS feed

  • Question

  • This morning I logged on my computer to see that only 12/36 of my shortcuts were displayed, as well as all of my user settings(such as my custom theme, hiding the PC Action Center, my keyboard back-light coloring, and my device drivers) reset/missing and my shortcuts on the action bar being unpinned. I wasted an hour+ trying all these broken shortcut fixes I looked up online(including restarting the explorer.exe, creating a .bat file that would delete the IconCache, booting up in safe mode, and numerous other potential fixes), none of which worked.

    I just realized that for some reason, the desktop/account I am being shown is the Public account, not my personal/administrator account. Any time I log in to my personal account, I'm automatically greeted with only the public desktop/folders/etc. Going in my C:\Users\[MyName]\Desktop showed the appropriate programs/shortcuts being right there in the folders though.


    Any help in fixing this issue would be greatly appreciated, as I'm simply out of ideas. I'm using Windows 64-bit, and I didn't download/run any system fixes or scans the previous day to trigger this event.

    P.S. I didn't post my system specs because I doubt they'd help in this scenario.

    Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:22 PM