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Windows 7: Desktop icons disappear on "show desktop"

03 Nov 2010   #1
tjswish

Windows 7 Enterprise x32
 
 
Desktop icons disappear on "show desktop"

When you click show desktop, all the desktop icons have disappeared. Then when you mouse over where they are, the icons and names will re-appear.

Has anyone encountered this issue?

Win7 Ent x32. Recently reformatted.


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03 Nov 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Has this been going on long?

You might try a system files check.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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03 Nov 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Per another thread it was determined that the cause is
Due to a Windows Update or the SP1 RC which may be responsible for gadgets also clearing when "Show Desktop" is clicked on.
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03 Nov 2010   #4
tjswish

Windows 7 Enterprise x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Per another thread it was determined that the cause is
Due to a Windows Update or the SP1 RC which may be responsible for gadgets also clearing when "Show Desktop" is clicked on.
Can you link me to this thread, I couldn't find anything while searching.

Also, I am running the scan now. Thanks for your help guys
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03 Nov 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I cant seem to put my finger on the post, now. But I was a part of the thread with the same problem. Some of the posters mentioned that they had the problem and others did not. Bottom line, not to worry, others are experiencing the same situation.
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03 Nov 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 11082
 
 

Hello Tjswish, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here the link to the other post that Richard is referring to.

Weird display problem

Hope it helps,
Shawn
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