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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit saved files to desktop doesn't show up

08 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit saved files to desktop doesn't show up

Desktop Icons Missing

H Experts

I have been experiencing same problem in the link above and on both my laptop and my desktop,,,,both of them have same windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

When I download any file to the desktop I am not able to see it unless I browse to the path C:\Users\john\Desktop,,,,then I would be able to see that file

Refresh doesn't fix the issue

Thanks

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08 May 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

zillah,
Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop.
View item | checkmark Show Desktop Icons

Did that fix the problem?
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08 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop.
View item | checkmark Show Desktop Icons

Did that fix the problem?
I forgot to mention that I had already tried that but still I am facing same issue

Thanks
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08 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What command, what software are you using to save to the desktop?
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08 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zillah View Post
Quote:
Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop.
View item | checkmark Show Desktop Icons

Did that fix the problem?
I forgot to mention that I had already tried that but still I am facing same issue

Thanks
Give this a shot; Uncheck the Show Desktop Icons and then go back and place the check in it again.

HTH
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09 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
Give this a shot; Uncheck the Show Desktop Icons and then go back and place the check in it again.

HTH
Will try that and see how it goes
Thanks

Quote:
What command, what software are you using to save to the desktop?
Normally when I download from the internet using Internet Explorer , Firefox, Google chrome same problem and not only that I am facing same issue on two different computers.

Or If I download an attachment from my email client (Thunderbird and Outlook)
Regards
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09 May 2012   #7

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Do you have multiple users/profiles on these systems? If so, does this happen on very desktop?

If you only have one user - consider making a new user and see if that new user's desktop does this as well.

:::grasping at straws:::
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09 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

zillah,
Good. Now let's see if you have a browser/mail setting problem
or
a total problem.

WIN | type CMD | ENTER
you are now at a command shell prompt
type following followed by hitting the ENTER key
wmic os get /all /format:list > %userprofile%\desktop\osall.txt

that will put a file on your desktop called "osall.txt".
Is that file on your desktop?

Incidentally, rather than trying to type that line is just as written:
highlight (ie, select) that line from the post.
CTRL+C to copy that line to the clipboard
go to the cmd window.
RIGHT-CLICK at the end of the command prompt
RIGHT-CLICK is how you paste from the clipboard into the command shell.

Oh yes,
EXIT will end the command shell
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09 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
that will put a file on your desktop called "osall.txt".
Is that file on your desktop?
I tried that and yes file on the desktop

Regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Excellent.

I've never tried to download directly to my desktop, but rather I download to my profile's download folder.

Please show the download location you have specified within either IE or Firefox. Those are the only two that I use.
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