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Windows 7: Missing shortcuts on Desktop

14 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Missing shortcuts on Desktop

Using Windows 7 Pro (32 bit)

Everything going on well then all pf a sudden, I lose all my short-cuts on my desktop.

I know they are still there as I can see them in the Desktop folder in my branch of Users (I am the only user!)

If I try to put another short-cut on everything goes ahead quite normally until I complete - and then the screen is still blank of short-cuts, but the new short-cut is in my Desktop folder as it should be

It's just as though they are hidden.

I have done nothing to cause it.

Has anyone any ideas?

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14 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Just to check, right-click somewhere on the desktop, point to View and ensure that Show Desktop Icons is checked. If it's not, click on it; if it is checked however, let us know.
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14 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit

It worked!

Now how did I do that in the first place???
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14 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

My guess would be that you clicked it on accident. Stuff like that happens all the time. I wouldn't be too concerned.
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