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Windows 7: Desktop shortcuts disappear when renamed

06 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Looks like I may have found why my renamed desktop icons won't auto-refresh.

Extract of Log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3307
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
7-Dec-09 14:29:33
mbam-log-2009-12-07 (14-29-04).txt
Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChange s (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

I will correct the registry value and see how it goes.

I tried this and it didn't work so I also set the value of the key immediately above this one

.......\NoActiveDesktop to 0 (zero decimal) and it worked.

I can now edit my desktop icons without having to manually refresh.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 -x6

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Desktop shortcuts disappear when renamed

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