I did sudo apt autoremove on the terminal, and it has removed by elementary desktop.

I tried doing sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop, and the terminal says some unable to find some packages, use sudo apt update or try --fix-missing.

I tried sudo apt-get update --fix-missing, but it did not work, I also tried sudo dpkg --configure -a, but it didn't fix the problem.

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    terminal says some unable to find some packages Please add the output of sudo apt install elementary-desktop to your question, we need to see what those packages are.
    – Vlad
    Dec 16, 2020 at 8:37
  • The terminal says this exact error: E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing? Dec 16, 2020 at 11:42
  • Do you have any PPAs added? Maybe try removing those and then install elementary-desktop? Dec 18, 2020 at 12:24

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I had timeshit installed on my PC, so I restored my system to a previous snapshot from the command line.

The desktop environment is reinstalled now.

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