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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Invisible

13 Jul 2011   #1
Gregocule

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Desktop Icons Invisible

Since a few days I am having an issue of not being able to display any shortcut (or icons) to anything on my desktop; I can, however, see the desktop full of icons when I view it from the explorer window i. e. when I press Windows+E key and direct myself to the desktop window.
Although I don't consider it as a serious problem, I still want it to be fixed or in fact I would also like to know what caused this problem...!
Please feel free to lay your solutions...


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13 Jul 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried right clicking on the desktop go to View and make sure Show desktop icons is checked.
Jerry


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13 Jul 2011   #3
SmurofNeves

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

You can also try ending the process & restarting it.. "Task manager" > "Processes">"Explorer.exe">"End process"> "File" > "Run"> "New task"> "Explorer.exe"
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13 Jul 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you are using Fences or another desktop organization program it may be hiding them. Some Win7 themes not by Microsoft will cause display problems too.
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14 Jul 2011   #5
Gregocule

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Have you tried right clicking on the desktop go to View and make sure Show desktop icons is checked.
Jerry
Thanks a lot! It was very silly of me. But now the problem is solved. Thanks again...!
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14 Jul 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gregocule View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Have you tried right clicking on the desktop go to View and make sure Show desktop icons is checked.
Jerry
Thanks a lot! It was very silly of me. But now the problem is solved. Thanks again...!
You're Welcome and it was not silly it is a learning lesson.
Jerry
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