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Windows 7: Icons disappearing with error messages and being sent to Recycle Bin

24 Jan 2012   #21
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robhull View Post
I've tried both of those before. Documents and executables disappear. I have Explorer++ on the desktop. It's a standalone (no need to install) software, similar to Windows Explorer. I would click on the icon to open, it would disappear, error message, etc. But the program would open! And then when I clicked on any file or folder in Explorer++, the same problems would occur: vanishing icon, error messages (always the same one, multiplied at least a dozen times).

The other day I created another user account "Testaccount" and that's when I said the problem was "even worse" than the administrator account. When I clicked on an icon, it wouldn't disappear but I'd get this message: "FILE ACCESS DENIED. You'll need to provide administrative permission to delete this file." And that message would automatically duplicate itself many times. Needless to say, I wasn't trying to delete anything. And in that test account, the computer froze. I had to unplug it to turn it off.
So even shortcuts and programs on desktop (not explorer++) have the same problem?

just right-click (and not yet click something in rightclick menu) triggers the delete?


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25 Jan 2012   #22
robhull

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Right. The shortcuts (and documents/files/folders) get deleted. And right clicking causes the same effect. I click on Open in the context menu and the same problem happens. If I click on Properties in the context menu, I get this: "Problem with shortcut.... The name "" specified in the Target URL box is not valid. Make sure the name is correct."
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25 Jan 2012   #23
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robhull View Post
Right. The shortcuts (and documents/files/folders) get deleted. And right clicking causes the same effect. I click on Open in the context menu and the same problem happens. If I click on Properties in the context menu, I get this: "Problem with shortcut.... The name "" specified in the Target URL box is not valid. Make sure the name is correct."
Just rightclick on shortcut/file triggers the delete? Even if you DON'T select anything yet in context menu?

If so: that's why properties,open, rename etc fail.... because the file isn't there anymore
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25 Jan 2012   #24
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select a file/shortcut by LEFT-click (only once). Now it's selected and I assume the file/shortcut is still there (?). Now press ENTER-button. Does the file open?
or press ALT-ENTER when file/shortcut has been selected, this should open it's properties.

Open a "command prompt" and then:
start notepad
start excel
start winword

Do they start?
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25 Jan 2012   #25
robhull

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I've been using Stardock's free Object Dock (icons lined up on the bottom of the desktop) running at start-up. I installed this after I've been having the problem. If I click on an icon on Object Dock, Chrome for example, it opens the program up. No problem. An interesting thing happens though, when I go to open my web mail, all the auto-fill options show up but when I hover the mouse over them, they disappear as well.

But like I said, after about five minutes of the icons disappearing from the Desktop or Windows Explorer (as well as from Explorer++ and Free Commander), the problem stops and everything goes back to normal. So if I click on an icon at start-up, it disappears (gets sent to the Recycle Bin), and I get the "can't find" error message. A few minutes after that, I go into the Recycle Bin, restore the icon to the Desktop, and click on the restored icon, the program/file opens up without a problem or message.
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25 Jan 2012   #26
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so just leftclick (to select it) triggers the event? Same with just rightclick? (only click once)
Just rightclick on free space of desktop and select new textdocument. Does that work?
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26 Jan 2012   #27
robhull

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One left click and the icon disappears. One right click and the context menu appears, the icon stays, but when I choose something from the context menu the problem happens. I'll try the right click on empty space in a bit and report back. Thanks.
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26 Jan 2012   #28
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one left click standard selects the file? Or does open the file standard? So do you have to doubleclick in working situation, or just singleclick?
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26 Jan 2012   #29
robhull

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I forgot to mention. Double left click to open a file or program. But one left click on the icon causes the problem.
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26 Jan 2012   #30
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robhull View Post
I forgot to mention. Double left click to open a file or program.
so single leftclick should select file only? but now it moves file to recycle bin. It moves to recyclebin without a confirmation question? Normally you see confirmation question I suppose
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