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Windows 7: My desktop icons will not open when I click on or right click on them

09 Feb 2015   #1
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
My desktop icons will not open when I click on or right click on them

I have never seen this before with all the puters I've had. I am running Windows 7, on a Dell laptop. I did install
Avast several days ago. You never realize how much you need something till you can't have it.


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09 Feb 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you have a restore point from before the problem started, you could try that.
System Restore

Do you create system backup images ?
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09 Feb 2015   #3
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

David,
On Feb. 5th my hubby installed Avast antivirus software, same day he uninstalled lots of junk that crept into my computer when I downloaded something. I went back to Feb 2nd and used that for the reset. It uninstalled the avast but also one thing that I could not find to deltete. After reset I could use my icons and they loaded right up. Hoping this fixes it and he can reinstall Avast with no problems.
Thanks David for a quick fix to an irritating problem. I am a happy camper!!!!!
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09 Feb 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome and glad to hear that worked for you.
Hopefully it was the junk that caused the problem, and not Avast.
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