A mod please put this somewhere else if you feel it does not belong here. I though maybe software but oh well here I am here.
Yesterday my laptop was running the same as always. Good.
I did a routine synaptic update and it seemed to go all right. Everything seemed fine. I burned a data disk with K3b and that went ok. Did a bunch of other things and all went as usual. I had to go out early this morning and just turned my computer on late in the afternoon.
First of , my log in didn't take and I just re entered the info and it logged in.
Well, to my surprise and old version of my desktop screen was there. No idea what happened. I went into my file manager and things were screwy there too. Some of the things I saved in there yesterday are there but other things like an important 8GB file is gone.
My bookmark backups are almost a year old but I know I backed them up yesterday.
If I lose all that stuff, I am really in a mess. It's funny too, because I just was about to back up everything on an external drive that I hooked up yesterday.
The only thing different yesterday was plugging in the external drive in a usb slot. Don't see how that could affect anything.
Hope I am not just missing a simple fix that will make me feel stupid but I really don't care if someone can help me find my missing stuff.
Quite bizarre from my point of view.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.