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Windows 7: Desktop icons disappeared when keyborad cleaned

24 May 2012   #1

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Desktop icons disappeared when keyborad cleaned

Hi there , my child thought she was doing me a favor cleaning my keys on my laptop but the laptop was still on and now all my desktop items have disappeared , any help restoring these would be great thanks

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24 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

My first thought is to > right click on Desktop > View > Show desktop icons
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24 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

My thoughts too.

Whatever was deleted should be in the Recycle Bin.
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24 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

The best option would be not to put files directly on the desktop, but keep them in separate folders (Libraries like My Documents, My Pictures etc), and for most frequently used files, keep shortcuts of them on the desktop.

This will save your actual files from accidents like this. All you loose are the shortcuts but the files remain safe.
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26 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

cheers , that was the fix
Was given a +Rep with those exact words from pablo70 on 05-24-2012.
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