Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Invisible icon on desktop


26 Nov 2009   #1

 
Invisible icon on desktop

Sometimes an invisible (non-clickable) icon is appearing on desktops top left corner and change my current icon align . Heres what it looks like:



Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psydex View Post
Sometimes an invisible (non-clickable) icon is appearing on desktops top left corner and change my current icon align . Heres what it looks like:


When I first read your question I was just going to pass it by, because I never had a situation like this before and really do not know the answer, but then I had a thought.
It might not work, but it costs nothing. Right click on your desktop, change the order that the items are sorted and also change the view make it larger or whatever. Then hit refresh. As I said, might not work, but its easy and costs nothing. In any event I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and lots of luck with your new OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psydex View Post
Sometimes an invisible (non-clickable) icon is appearing on desktops top left corner and change my current icon align . Heres what it looks like:


When I first read your question I was just going to pass it by, because I never had a situation like this before and really do not know the answer, but then I had a thought.
It might not work, but it costs nothing. Right click on your desktop, change the order that the items are sorted and also change the view make it larger or whatever. Then hit refresh. As I said, might not work, but its easy and costs nothing. In any event I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and lots of luck with your new OS.
It does fixes when i make icons larger but when i turn them back as usual it appears again. Logging off / on fixes it ,but i was interested why it's showing . Anyway thanx for the quick answer and happy thanksgiving to you too!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


26 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

One thing you could try is to check the actual desktop folders (rather than the desktop itself).
Show hidden and system files and navigate to C:\users\...


and check the contents of the desktop folders for both the user and the public desktop

Places to check ....

C:\Users\Public\Desktop
C:\Users\Default\Desktop
C:\Users\user\Desktop

something in one of the alternate desktops may need to be deleted or set to hidden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Invisible icon on desktop




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Invisible icon on desktop
Thread Forum
Taskbar - Pin Invisible Icon for a Program Tutorials
Notification icon in taskbar, is invisible, can highlight General Discussion
My Desktop Background is invisible. Themes and Styles
Solved Desktop Icons Invisible General Discussion
Invisible Remote desktop Network & Sharing
Make icon invisible General Discussion
Solved Invisible Recycle Bin on Desktop Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33