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Windows 7: Desktop issues

17 Aug 2010   #1
mikenalley

windows 7
 
 
Desktop issues

When I save something to the desktop it doesn't appear on the desktop. It goes into a desktop folder at Users/mike/desktop, apparently the desktop showing on my screen is a system desktop. any help to fix this would be appreciated. May be a stupid question.


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17 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

How long has this been happening?

How did you get Seven, clean install, upgrade or preinstalled?
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17 Aug 2010   #3
mikenalley

windows 7
 
 

Clean install
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17 Aug 2010   #4
mikenalley

windows 7
 
 

A couple of weeks since I noticed it.
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17 Aug 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did it just start and any circumstances that we should know about. Did you change something?
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17 Aug 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Do a system restore

System Restore
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17 Aug 2010   #7
mikenalley

windows 7
 
 

Mine id c:/users/mike/desktop, but when I save I have to go to start, Mike and double click Desktop to find the folder, it doesn't go straight to the screen desktop.
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17 Aug 2010   #8
mikenalley

windows 7
 
 

I have a feeling I have 2 Desktop folders and the wrong one is on the screen.
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17 Aug 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If it just started, try system restore.
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17 Aug 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just to make sure, right click an empty spot on the desktop to see if there's a check at "Show ... "


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