When I shut down last night, I was greeted with the ‘installing updates’ screen, as typically happens once per week when Windows updates come out. I went to bed and let it do its thing.
This afternoon when I booted up, everything including my user profile was gone. All user preferences were gone. Only one icon remained on the desktop: recycle bin.
I tried to do a system restore but it failed, and the system wouldn’t even come back except in safe mode. I’m presently doing a restore from backup (which, thankfully, was located on a network store). Hopefully after all the user date comes back, things will be back to normal.
Just wondering if it was the update, or something more nefarious happened.