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What's happened to my Windows 7 account?

What's happened to my Windows 7 account?

As we all know, Microsoft released a bundle of updates on Patch Tuesday yesterday. I dutifully told Windows Update to install and I went to bed. This evening, when I finally got back on my computer, things are weird.

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Guest [Entry]

"I don't know if Window Updates caused this or not, but I found the fix.

In the registry, I went to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Volatile Environment. The AppData key's value was, literally, %APPDATA%. I changed it to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming, rebooted, and everything is working again.

I found the solution in Nihir's post here.

So, yes, basically, it was an issue with my user profile, as Windows no longer had a valid value for the %APPDATA% system variable."
Guest [Entry]

System Restore probably would have helped...for future reference...