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Windows 7: Desktop icons disappearing

03 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RC
Desktop icons disappearing

Hello all,

I have Windows 7 RC installed on my PC and actually it works fine.
But once in a while a few, not all, of the short-cut icons from the desktop have vanished.
In particular the hardware shortcuts such as the printer, scanner, webcam tablet.
All these hardware items are still working, and I can easily put the shortcut icons back.
But it is anoying, so what could be the problem? Is it just a matter of an unstable beta version?

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03 Dec 2009   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I haven't run into that problem on the betas, RC or far. The only time that I did have that problem was on a brand new Gateway that I bought years ago running W98SE. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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17 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RC
Disappearing Desktop Icons

Hello, I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit version. All Hot-fixes have been installed.
I noticed however that once in a while, several icons (short cuts) I have placed on my desktop keep disappearing. Not all of them, just a few.
For instance, the 'System' icon and my 'Printer' icon and the short cuts to other computers in my network.
It seems to me that this happens after I have been working with Pinnacle Studio.

Is there anybode who knows what to do to prevent those icons from disappearing?

Btw: I clicked right on the desktop and 'Show desktop icons' has been selected !

Thanks for the help.
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17 Feb 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Welcome to the Forum

As you have noticed yourself, this is probably caused by Pinnacle Studio. I would suggest that you search for a forum for that product or one by the manufactuerer. You might even think about calling the company. I am sure that you are not the only one with this problem.
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08 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
Same issue

I have the same issue. Sometimes they all show up and sometimes they don't. All I have to do is check 'Show Desktop Icons', but why does it disable that anyway?
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08 Apr 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Many time software conflict. If enough people complain the sofware mfg's will offer a fix for the problem.
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