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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Missing


23 Dec 2009   #1

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Desktop Icons Missing

When I save a file to the desktop it doesn't show up. I open windows explorer and it is indeed there, but the icon does not show when I go to the desktop. Only after I re-boot will it show. Can anyone help? Thanks.


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23 Dec 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by victord66 View Post
When I save a file to the desktop it doesn't show up. I open windows explorer and it is indeed there, but the icon does not show when I go to the desktop. Only after I re-boot will it show. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Hi Victord! Have you tried Refreshing your Desktop (Right-Click>Refresh)


ZeshanA
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23 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeshanA View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by victord66 View Post
When I save a file to the desktop it doesn't show up. I open windows explorer and it is indeed there, but the icon does not show when I go to the desktop. Only after I re-boot will it show. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Hi Victord! Have you tried Refreshing your Desktop (Right-Click>Refresh)


ZeshanA
I'll give that a try. Thank you.
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23 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by victord66 View Post
When I save a file to the desktop it doesn't show up. I open windows explorer and it is indeed there, but the icon does not show when I go to the desktop. Only after I re-boot will it show. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Right-Click on the desktop, click "View", then click "Show Desktop Icons" if it is not checked. That should restore your icons to the desktop.

I'm not sure of the exact working of the commands given above, as I am not at home and am unfortunately working on an XP machine right now...
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