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Windows 7: When saving to desktop icon dont show up

28 Feb 2011   #1

When saving to desktop icon dont show up

I am running windows 7 premium 32 bit and as of recently ive had a strange problem. If I download something and set the location to desktop the icon will not show up on my desktop. If i click on look in folder containing it is there. If I delete it and restore it will then show up on my desktop. I can drag things out on to the desktop and they will show up. It seems that only things I download to the desktop do not show up. Any idea how to fix this? I have tried removing some icons and that didn't help I am out of ideas.

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02 Mar 2011   #2

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If one or more of your icons are not displaying correctly you could try rebuilding the icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

It could also be you have damaged or corrupt system files. You could try running a System File Checker scan in an elevated command prompt (Option 2.) If it finds any problems run the scan at least 3 times.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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