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Windows 7: Desktop Icons

19 Oct 2015   #1
Gummo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Desktop Icons

Every time I reboot, my desktop icons get blanked-out leaving the text only.

This registry hack works after logging off and on again:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIcons

Change 29ís value to:

C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,50
Or
C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,49
Or
C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,51

However, if I reboot, blankness recurs and I have to do the hack again (changing 50 to 49 or 51 or vice-versa).

Anyone understand my dilemma and/or have a permanent solution?





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19 Oct 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gummo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Deleting the 29 string value in the registry ShellIcons key will fix this for you, but you'll have the default shortcut arrow showing again.

If you didn't want the shortcut arrow, then you might see if OPTION ONE below will work better for you after doing the above.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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20 Oct 2015   #3
Gummo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dear Brink

Thanks very much for your warm welcome and your comprehensive solution to this annoyance.

Best regards
Gummo
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20 Oct 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Gummo.
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