in recovery console mode of OS HOW WILL YOU COPY THE DESKTOP FILES
Need to have a second drive to copy to, and then use the "copy" command. May help if you state what you are trying to do exactly and why. Many people ask the wrong question or skip ahead too much with doing un-needed things to their systems before they ask the right thing finally. Like "I wiped my disk because of a virus, how do I get my files back" instead of asking "I have a virus how do I clean it out?"