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Windows 7: Desk top Icons disapeared

15 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 
Desk top Icons disapeared

When I left for work this afternoon everything everything was fine. I came home tonight and fire up the computer and all the desktop icons are gone The programs are still there and will run. I then go to each program and tell it to create a shortcut on the desktop, nothing! I then try to run system restore and get the error that it hasn't been restored. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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15 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Start > Folder Options > View > Hidden Files or Folders > change to View Hidden Files or Folders.

If this works then it shows a problem, so tell us if it does.
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15 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Fredez, welcome to sevenforums.

you can also try this:

1. Right click the desktop
2. Select View -> Show Desktop Icon
3. Make sure the option is checked.

post back if it helps
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15 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Thank you sk0t0s & stubbyhs this one is solved, somehow the show "desktop icons" became unchecked a quick check and all is right again. Now all I have to do is figure out how it happened since all I did was turn computer on, so simple but so frustrating.
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15 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're welcome
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