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Windows 7: Disappearing Desktop Icons

13 Jun 2011   #1
ACO2010

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Disappearing Desktop Icons

Everytime I install Windows 7 I have my optical Drives & removable Media Icons on the desktop, after about a week they disapear if there is no media present in them & then keep disapearing constantly afterwards, has anyone come across this problem or know of a solution, it seems like theres a Desktop Cleanup Wizard running, but I haven't been able to find any in Windows 7


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13 Jun 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Aco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Desktop Cleanup Wizard is part of the System Maintenance Troubleshooter now in Windows 7. The tutorial below will help show you how to turn it off to see if that is the cause of the desktop icons disappearing on you.

System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jun 2011   #3
ACO2010

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help Shawn, I have tried your advice, I will post tthe results, & hopefully my problems will be over
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13 Jun 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're welcome. I hope so as well.
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20 Jun 2011   #5
ACO2010

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Well it's been a week & all my Icons are still there, so looks like the problems solved, thanks again, Shawn, . (A Rhetorical Question) Why would Microsoft put in a cleanup wizard that regards shortcuts to empty drives as broken???
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20 Jun 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

That's great news ACO. You're most welcome.

If you haven't used them on 3 months, then it would have also considered them "unused" and removed them.
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