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Windows 7: windows 7 hiding old desktop icons - cannot access files

04 Dec 2011   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bash64 View Post
It would appear that windows 7 will not display any folder that is older than a certain amount of time.
Is there a reg hack to change this behavior?

I moved the folder to another drive and then back and it is now there.
This is maddening.
Previous Versions is based on your created restore points and Windows Backups. You will not have anything available before the dates that these were created.

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04 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

After reading and digging into the Troubleshooter, I think that it's something that I really can't see why MS decided to change the control of icons compared to previous versions. I can imagine a lot of people wouldn't have a clue why their icons are missing because of this automated deal, and they would just end up manually re-adding them again and again after they disappear each time.
I never noticed this issue because I don't keep any icons on my desktop, besides the recycle bin.
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04 Dec 2011   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Yeah, I think it would be best if that option was turned off by default instead.
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04 Dec 2011   #14

windows 7 64bit home premium
gets wierder.....

I just moved all of the icons/files/folders that were appearing into a folder called DeskTopCrap and rebooted. Now all of the missing files,etc... have reappeared on the desktop. I guess the windows 7 Desktop has an icon limit?

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05 Dec 2011   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Strange, I'm not aware of any limit other than what is able to actually fit on the desktop grid.

I'm happy to hear that you got them all back though.
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