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Windows 7: During Windows backup desktop icons disappeared

29 Dec 2011   #1
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 
During Windows backup desktop icons disappeared

Just finished running Win 7 backup and almost all my dektop icons, recycle bin and folders vanished. i can still see them by going to C:\Users\Meraiah\Desktop. I am running Win 7 32 bit Home Premium. Any advice as to how to get things back to how they were? I tried restarting the machine, but that didn't help. Thanks in advance.

Sam


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29 Dec 2011   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

go to C:\Users\Meraiah\Desktop and drag them back to your desktop
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29 Dec 2011   #3
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

I did that, but then they all appear as shortcuts. Just wondering if there was a "cleaner" way I suppose....
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29 Dec 2011   #4
samhfoley

vista 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

ok, dragged them all into the downloads folder, deleted the shortcuts then dragged everything back to desktop...now all is well save for the recycle bin which is still a shortcut....
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29 Dec 2011   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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