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Windows 7: Invisible icon on desktop

26 Nov 2009   #1
psydex

 
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:




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26 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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.
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26 Nov 2009   #3
psydex

 

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!
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26 Nov 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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
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