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Windows 7: Can't see desktop icons


18 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Can't see desktop icons

I can't see any icons on my desktop, not even the files I copied to my user's Desktop folder. Dragging on the desktop doesn't draw the expected selection rectangle.

How can I troubleshoot this problem?

Thanks in advance,
Daniel Serodio

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18 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dserodio View Post
I can't see any icons on my desktop, not even the files I copied to my user's Desktop folder. Dragging on the desktop doesn't draw the expected selection rectangle.

How can I troubleshoot this problem?

Thanks in advance,
Daniel Serodio
If you right-click the desktop, select the "View" command, is the "Show desktop icons" item checked? If not, click it to return you desktop icons to their rightfull place...

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...hide-show.html
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18 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wow, that was fast! Thank you, that did it. I don't remember turning it off thou.
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18 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dserodio View Post
Wow, that was fast! Thank you, that did it. I don't remember turning it off thou.
Glad I could help. I've been caught unawares before by the "no icons on the desktop" phenomenon.

And welcome to the forums!
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