That XP has an old decade plus issue with "Corrupt Profiles" since this may result in all files on the desktop vanishing, you know better than to run with scissors or no backup copy. There's also XP's helpful(?) desktop cleanup feature.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6870887_restore-deleted-desktop-cleanup-wizard.html (close out the pop up) and look in that folder and hope it's not another post about no backup or corrupt profile.
You bring up a good point. Should Microsoft have cured the Corrupt Profile issue or should we expect folk to keep their stuff backed up?
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