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Windows 7: Can't see only some of the icons on my desktop on windows 7

21 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 X64
 
 
Can't see only some of the icons on my desktop on windows 7

I have recently preinstalled my Windows, it's Windows 7 X64. When I download something it goes to my desktop. But when I tried to download some word files and looked for them at the desktop they weren't there. I clicked to download them again and I saw it's really downloading them on the desktop, not another folder and it wanted to save them as xxxxx(1).doc, which meant they were already there. I looked again, I couldn't see them. Then after a minute maybe all the icons suddenly appeared on the desktop. I found that very strange.
Then another time I was downloading a zip file. It appeared on my desktop, but then when I tried to unzip it on my desktop again I couldn't see the unzipped file and this time it didn't appear. When I open libraries or some program and try to open a file on my desktop I can see them all, they're there. But I can't see them on my actual desktop.
Do you have any idea what the problem might be and how to solve it?

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21 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try right clicking an empty space on the desktop and select refresh from the menu that opens.
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21 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Thank you, that helped and all the icons appeared. But does that mean that I'll have to do it manually everytime?
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21 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

sorry for the delay, possibly you may but perhaps the refresh cleared whatever was causing the issue, let us know if it persists.
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22 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Yes, it helped, but I still have to do it every time and it's annoying. Is there a way to fix it?
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22 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Try creating a Download folder in the root directory (C:\)and setting your browser to send files to it. This is what I do with every machine I set up. I never use the "Downloads" folder. This will keep all files downloaded off of the Desktop and in a central location.
Once you have moved all downloaded files to the folder-refresh the desktop icons. I would also suggest that you run Ccleaner to insure that all is otherwise OK. (Some argue that this program is not needed-I use it all the time.)
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