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Windows 7: Can't use 'desktop' or gadgets

28 Feb 2009   #1
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 
Can't use 'desktop' or gadgets

I posted in another thread but i think maybe my problem is different.

I had a BSOD and rebooted etc. Since then i have no gadgets nor can i display any shortcuts on the desktop or any files. Previously i could.

I ran a scan of my disk and it reported back no errors.

I disabled/rebooted/enabled/rebooted gadgets to try and get them to work, but to no avail.

If i drag a gadget to the desktop nothing happens. The same if i try to drag a file or make a shortcut.

Is this an easy thing to rectify? Or do i have to reinstall?

EDIT: -

Strangely just had to right click desktop and choose 'Show Desktop items'. No idea how this was unchecked in the first place, but hey! If you have a similar error, try the simple things first!


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29 Jan 2010   #2
femtoscooter

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the update, that solved my problem as well.
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