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Windows 7: Some desktop icons question

19 Dec 2012   #1
Paultx

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Some desktop icons question

Why all desktop icons appear in the Desktop folder but not on the desktop itself?



I set my desktop to show the Recicle Bin icon only, but if I open the Desktop folder in Explorer they are all there: Computer, Control Panel, Libraries, Network, User's Files, and Recycle Bin.

TIA.


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19 Dec 2012   #2
marsmimar

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Try right-clicking a blank area of the desktop > View > check mark "show desktop icons".

If that doesn't work, try rebuilding the icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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19 Dec 2012   #3
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paultx View Post

I set my desktop to show the Recicle Bin icon only, but if I open the Desktop folder in Explorer they are all there: Computer, Control Panel, Libraries, Network, User's Files, and Recycle Bin.

TIA.
When you set your icons on the desktop even if it's only one that shows and the others are hidden and when you open your desktop folder it is normal to show all of the above you have listed because that is where they are.

Jerry
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