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Windows 7: Show Desktop Icons won't stay unchecked

11 Mar 2010   #1
TheAmazingCorey

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 
Show Desktop Icons won't stay unchecked

Hi yall,

Everytime I uncheck Show Desktop Icons, it will stay unchecked up until I restart my PC or install new software, then they will reappear. I don't like seeing them and I want to be able to store things on the desktop but just not see them. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium X64. Its an OEM Asus version that came on my new laptop. If anyone knows how to make them stay permanently hidden, I would greatly appreciate it.


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11 Mar 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Corey,

You might see if doing either method in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below may help with saving your theme after making the settings.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...hide-show.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Mar 2010   #3
TheAmazingCorey

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Brink:

I tried both methods and they still keep coming back everytime I restart. I don't get it. Is it a 7 glitch or is it something to do with Asus? This has me so puzzled.
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12 Mar 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Did you also save your theme afterwards?

If so, as a test, create a new administrator account to see if it works properly in it.
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13 Mar 2010   #5
TheAmazingCorey

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Did you also save your theme afterwards?

If so, as a test, create a new administrator account to see if it works properly in it.

i have tried both and after a restart they still reapear on the desktop.
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13 Mar 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Has it always been doing this?
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13 Mar 2010   #7
TheAmazingCorey

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Has it always been doing this?
yup, ever since i got the pc, about 2 weeks ago. I looked on some other sites to see if anyone else had this problem and someone else touched on that it could be a problem with the Asus OEM version of 7 Home Premium (X64).
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13 Mar 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Could be, but unfortunately the only way to know for sure is to do a factory restore of it.
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13 Mar 2010   #9
TheAmazingCorey

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Actually, I tried that about a week ago, just to see. I guess what I'm going to do, is just move the files and folders that I have saved there to an alternate location and just delete all shortcuts.
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11 Mar 2011   #10
Touche444

Wondows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Did anyone ever figure out a solution for this? I have the same problem on my Asus N52D the icons will not stay hidden.
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