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Windows 7: Files saved to desktop not showing up


14 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 
Files saved to desktop not showing up

My apologies if this is not in the right forum category.

I have a strange problem ---

While I work on worksheets, I often save the files to the desktop for easy attachment to emails when I have completed my work.

On two occasions now I have been saving the files to the desktop as I usually do but when I go to the desktop the files are not there.

If I look in the desktop folder, they are there.

Any ideas on how to fix this ?

Running 64 bt Windows 7 Professional and scan for Malware yielded no issues.

p.s. When I reboot the files do appear on the desktop ....

Thanx for your time ....

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14 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Its an old problem, when you save to the desktop and it does not show, then right click on the Desktop and click Refresh and the files should then appear.
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14 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjhutch View Post
Its an old problem, when you save to the desktop and it does not show, then right click on the Desktop and click Refresh and the files should then appear.
Thank you -- that worked. Anyway to "fix" this or must I refresh each time I save a file ?
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15 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

At the moment, there is no fix for it yet. It is an intermittant problem, so a refresh is the only workaround at present.
Why not search other forums on the web to see if other users have found a fix.
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15 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjhutch View Post
At the moment, there is no fix for it yet. It is an intermittant problem, so a refresh is the only workaround at present.
Why not search other forums on the web to see if other users have found a fix.
Thank you for your response. I have looked for an answer but it seems no one has solved this little aggravation as yet ...
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21 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 

Anyone else with this problem ?
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27 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by porkr View Post
Anyone else with this problem ?
I just fixed mine with TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Tools/TFC.exe
Please download TFC - Temporary File Cleaner by Old Timer, saving it to your desktop.
* Open the file and close any other windows.
* It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
* Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish it's job
* Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean.
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11 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 UEFI
 
 

@jcmwmatt.
How is what you are suggesting better than refreshing your desktop?
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