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Windows 7: How do I place an icon on my desktop?

29 Oct 2016   #1
cinque8

Windows Vista 32 bit
 
 
How do I place an icon on my desktop?

Hello,

I am running Windows 7 on my HP laptop. When I upgraded from Vista Windows 7 placed several icons on my desktop which is fine. But for some reason it stopped placing icons on my actual desktop and began placing them in my desktop folder. I transferred a file that I needed to work on from my phone and wanted to place it on my desktop so that I could work on it but 7 placed the file in my desktop folder instead. How can I get this file to appear on my actual desktop?

Thank you.


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29 Oct 2016   #2
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Rt click empty area on desktop >> View >> & "check" Show Desktop Icons

How do I place an icon on my desktop?-untitled.jpg


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29 Oct 2016   #3
cinque8

Windows Vista 32 bit
 
 

Thanks a lot Urthboundmisfit.
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29 Oct 2016   #4
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

you're welcome.
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