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Windows 7: No icons on desktop

31 Dec 2009   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

srny, did you or do you have a virus or malware on your machine?
Run a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just to make sure you're okay.

download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.43 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

After doing the above, see if this guy's instructions (on what he did) will help you

Quote:
1. booted up to windows
2. ctrl+alt+del to get windows task manager
3. File, new task, typed regedit, clicked ok
4. go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current
Version\Image File Execution Options\
5. In there I had an explorer.exe folder that I deleted (you may have an
entry in the root of the Image File folder as well.. delete them also).
6. Rebooted and everything was back to normal.
7. Breathed a sigh of relief.

You can back up the explorer.exe folder (and files in the Image File
Execution Options root if applicable) by exporting them before the deletion
process.



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31 Dec 2009   #12
Edster

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

What about restarting explorer.exe? Right click taskbar, Start Task Manager, Process and find 'explorer.exe' and click end, then click run, then type explorer.exe. Does that work?
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01 Jan 2010   #13
srny

Win 7 Ultimate / Win Vista Home Premium (dual boot)
 
 
Yo

Got it, guys.... for some reason, IconCache.db was missing.... I just copied it from the main user profile and everything is ok
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01 Jan 2010   #14
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Congrats. i was following this thread from the very begining.... just to know how to deal with the problems and to learn. have a nice day... have a nice year.
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