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02 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Desktop icons dissapeared, broken desktop...

Hello Windows 7 forums I am new and it is nice to meet you. Now down to business. I upgraded my laptop about a month ago to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista. The other day I came on and none of my desktop icons were on my desktop. I restarted my computer a few times hoping that would work but, it has not. I also realized that my highlighting option when holding down the mouse button and dragging also does not work. I am not sure what to do about this and I could use some help. Thank you for your time and help

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02 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by caspur View Post
Hello Windows 7 forums I am new and it is nice to meet you. Now down to business. I upgraded my laptop about a month ago to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista. The other day I came on and none of my desktop icons were on my desktop. I restarted my computer a few times hoping that would work but, it has not. I also realized that my highlighting option when holding down the mouse button and dragging also does not work. I am not sure what to do about this and I could use some help. Thank you for your time and help

Hi casper and welcome

Do you have a back up to restore from a point in time before you had the problem?

Do you have the win 7 dvd?

Ken J+
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02 Dec 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Right click desktop, under views check show desktop icons has a tick next to it
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02 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Right click desktop, under views check show desktop icons has a tick next to it

That was easy, thanks a million Pauly. I wonder how that got unchecked.
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