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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Have Disappeared

27 Apr 2010   #1
PaulRichards

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Desktop Icons Have Disappeared

I have just applied 3 updates (KB980408, 976422, 975496) and restarted my pc as requested. On re-boot my icons have disappeared from my Desktop.

If I open Windows Explorer and then open the Desktop folder, all my icons are shown. So how do I get them to re-appear on my Desktop?

Thanks

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit


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27 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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27 Apr 2010   #3
PaulRichards

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Jonathan: thanks, that restored my icons.

I've no idea why the updates 'hid' them, though.
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27 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

For whatever reason, Updates can do weird stuff. I keep my system restore link handy, and use it often in case I need it.
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27 Apr 2010   #5
PaulRichards

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I'm usually pretty careful about creating Restore points.
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