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Windows 7: W7 keeps deleting my excel ss desktop icon whenever I update it??

02 Mar 2014   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Your right, it sounds like it is alive :-)

I was hoping to restart the computer while the ss was not on the desktop... but I hold out little hope of clearing/changing the errant item position info.

Question: when you reset the folder view settings, did items on the desktop all shift to the left (assuming that you had items elsewhere on the desktop to notice such a shift).


Thanks for playing "Find that spreadsheet".
You win (found the file) and you lose :-(


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02 Mar 2014   #12
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Your right, it sounds like it is alive :-)

I was hoping to restart the computer while the ss was not on the desktop... but I hold out little hope of clearing/changing the errant item position info.

Question: when you reset the folder view settings, did items on the desktop all shift to the left (assuming that you had items elsewhere on the desktop to notice such a shift).


Thanks for playing "Find that spreadsheet".
You win (found the file) and you lose :-(
Lol. Yes they all stacked up on the left.
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02 Mar 2014   #13
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Two things I would try. First run the System Files Checker. No harm if nothing found.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Second, repair Office

Start> In search box type Programs and features> Enter> Scroll down to Microsoft Office (whatever version you have)> Right click on the listing and choose Repair from the list (Uninstall Change Repair)

See if either make a difference.

A Guy
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02 Mar 2014   #14
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I am wondering if this problem may be something to do with your Nexus task bar. This is just a stab in the dark as I don't really know anything about the Nexus task bar.
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03 Mar 2014   #15
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Two things I would try. First run the System Files Checker. No harm if nothing found.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Second, repair Office

Start> In search box type Programs and features> Enter> Scroll down to Microsoft Office (whatever version you have)> Right click on the listing and choose Repair from the list (Uninstall Change Repair)

See if either make a difference.

A Guy
Sorry A Guy. No it didnt.

I ran the SFC first but I cant work out whether it found anything or not. According to the instructions it should take a matter of minutes. This took less than a second. It listed some stuff that means nothing to me but nowhere did it mention a problem. It returned to the Command prompt. Cheers for your efforts.
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03 Mar 2014   #16
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I am wondering if this problem may be something to do with your Nexus task bar. This is just a stab in the dark as I don't really know anything about the Nexus task bar.
I wondered that but it did it before I installed the Nexus Taskbar.

As an aside. It's a very useful freebie. You can find it by searching.

Cheers
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03 Mar 2014   #17
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

In the SFC tute, Option Three shows how to get a sfcdetails.txt. See if that was created. The Office repair also did not help?

I'd be curious what your desktop view settings are, but regardless, you should be able to move icons.

Try booting to safe mode. See if the icon can be moved there.

Safe Mode

Do you have the office installer? It may be helpful to uninstall Office all together, reboot, see if the icon behaves. No matter what effect, then reinstall Office.

A Guy
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04 Mar 2014   #18
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
In the SFC tute, Option Three shows how to get a sfcdetails.txt. See if that was created. The Office repair also did not help?

I'd be curious what your desktop view settings are, but regardless, you should be able to move icons.

Try booting to safe mode. See if the icon can be moved there.

Safe Mode

Do you have the office installer? It may be helpful to uninstall Office all together, reboot, see if the icon behaves. No matter what effect, then reinstall Office.

A Guy
Thanks AG. I saw the sfcdetails.txt but nothing there mentioned a problem and it was done in a split second. I did the repair and it made no difference. The business of it not moving has changed from returning to it's original top left position as soon as I release the cursor to it staying in the new position until I reboot. Then it reappears at the top left. I think I'm gonna have to live with it. . But cheers for your efforts and your time.

I dont want to reinstall Office. It's been on a long time and I dont want to blow up all my preferences.
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