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Windows 7: Can't See My Desktop

11 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Can't See My Desktop

I'm able to see my wallpaper, but i cannot see any icons on my desktop. When I right click it nothing happens.but I can still right click my task bar. But when i go into my documents & click on the desktop button i can see everything on my desktop in that window.


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11 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlackClouds View Post
I'm able to see my wallpaper, but i cannot see any icons on my desktop. When I right click it nothing happens.but I can still right click my task bar. But when i go into my documents & click on the desktop button i can see everything on my desktop in that window.
Type show desktop icons in search check what you want to show

ken
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11 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thanks but i already tried that,it still doesn't show up
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02 Jan 2010   #4

Widows 7 Professional
 
 
Same problem

I also am having this exact same problem as desribed above...any ideas?
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04 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i couldnt solve the problem, if u want the icons back just make another account and transfer your files.
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04 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Sound like you have a virus. Try running a new task in Task Manager called Explorer.exe. Does that bring up your desktop?
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06 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't have a virus. i've scanned everything multiple times with symantec. i've done the runn a new task in Task Manager called Explorer.exe and nothing. all i could do was see my wallpaper, tastbar,windows,and desktop gadgets.but nothing on my desktop.i've messed around in the control panel options,nothing.so i just made a new account and everything is ok
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06 Jan 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlackClouds View Post
I don't have a virus. i've scanned everything multiple times with symantec. i've done the runn a new task in Task Manager called Explorer.exe and nothing. all i could do was see my wallpaper, tastbar,windows,and desktop gadgets.but nothing on my desktop.i've messed around in the control panel options,nothing.so i just made a new account and everything is ok
What happen to the other account? is it still having the issue?

Log back on with it,

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer

Is there a key called Nodesktop?

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01 Sep 2010   #9

WIN7
 
 

This is the result of going in and back out of presentation mode.

Go to your desktop. Click right --> View --> Show desktop icons
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10 Jul 2012   #10

Manukau City Auckland
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Sound like you have a virus. Try running a new task in Task Manager called Explorer.exe. Does that bring up your desktop?

thank you very much . i had the exact same problem . this worked .
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