Since the Desktop folder is specific to the account it relates to, I would have guessed dire consequences in attempting to move it out of any User Profile into the root directory of any drive.
I wouldn't have done that, and if I had contemplated doing it, I would have backed up all my files on the other drive first.
Where are your backups?
I suspect you have made the whole of the E drive part of your user profile, but I am just guessing.
You didn't say whether using that data recovery software worked. Did you try recovering the files and backing them up to some other media?
I would try recovery and backing them up before attempting either to move the Desktop folder back to where it belongs, or even using System Restore to try and revert the procedure.
I am using Win XP Pro - SP2, Intel (R) Celeron (R) 2.00 GHz with 1 GB Ram.
I have just installed windows, I wanted to change my Desktop public folder location, which I did by modifying the registry key
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
I replaced the entry %USERPROFILE%\Desktop with E:\Desktop.
then I just rebooted my system to take effect.
After rebooting All other data on my E Drive has been vanished, and there are only two folders SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION and RECYCLER.
Where my all data has gone?
I have tried to use a data recovery software and it was showing my files, but I want to restore the data in its original structure.
Can somebody help me.?