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

26 Jan 2012   #31
robhull

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

I removed that option months ago (right click on Recycle Bin icon > Properties > Unchecked "Display delete confirmation dialog.")


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26 Jan 2012   #32
Kaktussoft

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Drag your mouse around an icon on desktop. Is it now selected or deleted? If selected press F2. Can you give it another name nd does that work? If selected press ALT-ENTER, it should open the properties. Just ENTER (if selected) should open it.
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26 Jan 2012   #33
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robhull View Post
I removed that option months ago (right click on Recycle Bin icon > Properties > Unchecked "Display delete confirmation dialog.")
put it back to test. Does it display confirmation dialog when opening shortcut?
Put it back afterwards if you wish
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26 Jan 2012   #34
Kaktussoft

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So:
single click deletes file (should only select it)
doubleclick delete file (should do the default action, which is OPEN)
rightclick works but after selecting any option (all options?) the file is deleted

All options seam the work, but the file has already been deleted ... hence the error message.

Is this the situation?
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26 Jan 2012   #35
robhull

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Yes, that's about right. I turned the delete confirmation dialog back on and the message popped up many, many times, along with the original error message. I tried your suggestion of dragging the mouse over to an icon and had the same problem. Here's a screenshot:

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27 Jan 2012   #36
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robhull View Post
Yes, that's about right. I turned the delete confirmation dialog back on and the message popped up many, many times, along with the original error message. I tried your suggestion of dragging the mouse over to an icon and had the same problem. Here's a screenshot:


So just select a file either by dragging the mouse around it or click on it ... deletes the file. Also after rightclick and then select any option ... deletes the file as well.

Can you start regedit or is that impossible due to the problem you have? Maybe you can put it on then stardock bar where explorer++ also is. Start regedit when having problems and browse to

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Is there a subkey "shell"? and what is its value?
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27 Jan 2012   #37
Kaktussoft

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also regkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
is there a subkey "shell" and what's its value?
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27 Jan 2012   #38
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Does this also happen in safe mode?
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27 Jan 2012   #39
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Does this also happen in safe mode?
yes, he posted that
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27 Jan 2012   #40
robhull

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Yes, the icons/folders/programs disappear when clicked on in a Clean Boot and in Safe Mode.

Okay, I tried the suggestion Kaktussoft suggested checking out the registry keys. I can access Regedit from Stardock, but when I click on a key, I got this message:

"Are you sure you want to permanently delete this key and all of its subkeys?"

Here's another screenshot:


I did check Regedit when the computer was running normally. There weren't any subkeys named "shell" in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon or in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
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