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Windows 7: Cannot save anything on Desktop


11 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Cannot save anything on Desktop

Hello team,

I cannot save anything on the desktop, when I create new folder, new text document, new office file on the desktop by right clicking, its not saving on the desktop but automatically gets saved to the folder C:/User/.../Desktop.

Or whenever I paste any item on the desktop it gets saved to the above directory.
Also my user directory is showing a locked symbol but I can access it.

How can I make these items visible on the Desktop?

Regards
BS

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11 Dec 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The desktop is a folder.
Mine is located here:
C:\Users\username\Desktop

...or maybe I'm not understanding your issue...
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11 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Correct the desktop is a folder and is located at C:\Users\username\Desktop but its showing lock symbol but I can access it
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11 Dec 2012   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The lock symbol is normal for that folder.

I still don't understand the issue that you are having with saving files to the desktop.
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11 Dec 2012   #5

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bindoksala View Post
Correct the desktop is a folder and is located at C:\Users\username\Desktop but its showing lock symbol but I can access it
lock symbol is quite normal.

Your real desktop (what you see on your desktop) is C:\Users\username\Desktop ?
Please copy something in that folder and see if it appears on desktop
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11 Dec 2012   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bindoksala View Post
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How can I make these items visible on the Desktop?
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I wonder if we are dealing with this option:
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11 Dec 2012   #7

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Can you see Trashcan on Desktop? If not, the desktop icons might be turned off. If this is the case, right click an empty spot on desktop to open context menu and select View > Show Desktop Icons:

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Views: 3
Size:  51.2 KB

Kari

EDIT: UsernameIssues above was faster


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11 Dec 2012   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Can you see Trashcan on Desktop?...
Good question to go along with those screenshots :-)
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14 Dec 2012   #9

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

bindoksala, has this been solved?
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