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All of this will be lost .... Windows XP pining for the fjords?

My installation of Windows XP Pro (SP3) seems to have developed intermittent amnesia. I've noticed a couple of times in the past week that files which I edited and saved under new names just -- disappeared. (Details inside). Today, after restarting the machine, I found my desktop wallpaper and Quick Launch icons had reverted to what I had several months ago, and my Recent Documents lists in MS and Adobe products was showing material from July 2011 and earlier. Plus, my iTunes library had suddenly been unable to find about 10% of my songs, although I have been able to manually locate them and make iTunes recognize a few again. These "missing" songs are both old and new: I don't see any pattern in time re what has gone missing. I'm assuming the worst -- XP death throes in progress! -- and am updating my data backups NOW. All my applications seem fine so far: I'm not missing anything that was recently installed. No other data seems to be actually missing. While I back up, is there anything else I should investigate or hypothesize? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Dec 8, 2011 - 25 answers

Outlook 2007 Calendar on my Windows XP desktop?

How can I keep my Outlook 2007 Calendar always on top, and always "snapped to" my other programs (so their borders don't overlap the calendar) on my Windows XP desktop? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Mar 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Navigating folders on windows desktop

Is there a way to navigate folders on the Windows XP desktop? That is, I want to be able to click folder A on the desktop and have the desktop switch to displaying folder A's contents.
posted by long on Jun 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Windows Explorer behaving weirdly

Windows Explorer behaves weirdly; showing all my desktop folders as "Desktop". Screenshot here. What's going on?
posted by arrowhead on May 18, 2006 - 5 answers

My My Computer and Network Places icons keep moving in Windows XP.

Stupid Windows question: Every time I shut down or log out of Windows XP, my My Computer and Network Places icons move. How do I make them stay put? Trying to google an answer has left me humbled.
posted by willpie on Feb 15, 2005 - 6 answers

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