Originally Posted by ESP
I copied the users folder onto another drive to back it up, could this be causing all of these strange problems?
Did you copy and paste or cut and paste?
Also, Windows 7 has a location feature which allows you to relocate personalized folders very easily.
Default is - C:\\Users\\(insert name or id)\\*.*
Where *.* is 'My Documents (which is really just 'Documents'
)', 'My Pictures', etc.
By right clicking those folders you can then 'move' the location of them to anywhere else you like;
Such as - D:\\Personal Files\\*.*
Where *.* should not be renamed to exactly the same name Windows defines the folders as; if moving 'My Documents', don't name the new folder
'My Documents', name it something else or there will be confusion for Winodws.
Anyways, I'm not sure if that is what you have done or whatever, but something is amiss for you to have a deleted folder.
To recover things back to normal, make a second account with full privledges, backup existing data and/or transfer it to new user account, then delete the old one.