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Windows 7: Desktop icons disappeared. plz help

14 Apr 2009   #1
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Desktop icons disappeared. plz help

my desktop icons have disappeared, anything i paste or save on the desktop cannot b seen. plz help


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14 Apr 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

right click on your desktop-View-make sure Show Desktop Icons is selected.

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14 Apr 2009   #3
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thank u. that was really dumb of me. i remember doing that in xp.
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15 Apr 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No problem.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
dsmturbo

 

Wow, thanks, this has had me puzzled for 2 days. I never thought of looking under Desktop/View. I was going to personalize and show desktop icons
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16 Mar 2010   #6
knighterrant02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you that also made me feel really dumb. the brain is still in xp mode.
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24 Aug 2010   #7
devnullius

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kintomaniac View Post
thank u. that was really dumb of me. i remember doing that in xp.
lol - I agree with this poster (for I felt the same). Still strange that this option is not available under personalize...

Peace!

Devnullius
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11 Oct 2010   #8
caruncles

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 6.1.7600 build 7600
 
 

I've noticed funky things with the network connection. It doesn't always hook back up after logging on. I'll have to click on the NETWORK shortcut in win explorer and wait for it to populate. If the above-mentioned "management" programs run while the PC is asleep or otherwise disconnected from the network, is it possible that it doesn't find the targets for these shortcuts and "cleans" them up? Anyone chased that rabbit yet?
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11 Oct 2010   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not sure what that has to do with the posts above??
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30 Jan 2011   #10
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 
Optical drive shortcuts disappear

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit with SP1 and all other critical updates.

Shortcuts created to the desktop for optical, (2 SATA DVD burners), floppy & USB drives randomly disappear on a regular basis. Sometimes they stay there for days, then suddenly disappear two or three times in as many days.

All other desktop icons remain constant. The icons in question are at top left as shown in this image.

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The fixes shown above in this post apply to standard system icons for Windows, and haven't given a solution.


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