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Windows 7: Recovering Desktop Icons

11 Apr 2012   #1
terribleturk

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Recovering Desktop Icons

All of the desktop Icons on my Father-in-Laws laptop have disappeared. He says he didnt do anything to cause it to happen. I have tried various methods read on this forum , to no avail. They are not in the recyle bin, and do not appear if I try to re-create them. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance.


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11 Apr 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Did you try right clicking on the Desktop, select View then Show Desktop Icons?
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11 Apr 2012   #3
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terribleturk View Post
All of the desktop Icons on my Father-in-Laws laptop have disappeared. He says he didnt do anything to cause it to happen. I have tried various methods read on this forum , to no avail. They are not in the recyle bin, and do not appear if I try to re-create them. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance.
Try running a malware scan with Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Download.com
If that doesn't work, try running system restore by going to start and typing system restore and hitting enter.
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11 Apr 2012   #4
terribleturk

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick response. I don't think I've tried that yet. I will try and let you know.
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