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Windows 7: Icons disappear when moving?


21 Dec 2009   #1

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Icons disappear when moving?

I setup my desktop to the mode that most resembles Classic view in win XP and now when I'm move my icons around I can't see them. Anyone know a fix?


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22 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badspell68 View Post
I setup my desktop to the mode that most resembles Classic view in win XP and now when I'm move my icons around I can't see them. Anyone know a fix?
Right click on desk top then view then show icons. Merry Christmas
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22 Dec 2009   #3

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Think you may have misunderstood me...sorry.
I can see the icons, but when I am moving them to place them in different locations they disapear untill I stop moving them again.
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22 Dec 2009   #4

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I am not really sure if what you describe is a problem. On my desktop, if I move the icons, while I am moving them, they are very difficult to see. I know that they are under my pointer and I put them where I want, and then they can be seen again. I think this is a function of screen resolution. If I am describing what you are experiencing, it really is not a problem because they do not actually have to be seen while in movement.
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23 Dec 2009   #5

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THE problem is that there are a few DESKTOP folders.
Windows is suppose to take them all and place them into the one under PROGRAMDATA folder. If the shortcuts aren't in there moving or renaming the shortcut will make it disappear.

Now, I figured this out and copied them to that desktop folder, then lately found an easier way to fix it but I can't remember.

So lacking stumbling across that solution, just find the folder they are in under ALL USERS or your profile folder and copy them to

C:/ProgramData/Desktop/
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