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Windows 7: Unused desktop icons disappear

06 Nov 2009   #1
snowmizer

Windows 7
 
 
Unused desktop icons disappear

I have noticed that some of the icons I added to my desktop periodically disappear because they aren't used frequently.

I'm guessing this would have to do with something similar to the "Desktop Cleanup Wizard" in XP. How can I turn off this functionality in Windows 7? I really don't want to have to keep adding back icons that I may not use daily.

Thanks.


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06 Nov 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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06 Nov 2009   #3
snowmizer

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. I looked for these options but don't see anywhere to run the equivalent of the "Desktop Cleanup Wizard". Further research shows that this feature was removed in Windows Vista and 7.

I did uncheck the "Allow desktop theme to change icons" checkbox but I don't think that will make any difference.

Any other ideas?

Thanks for all replies.
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06 Nov 2009   #4
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snowmizer View Post
I have noticed that some of the icons I added to my desktop periodically disappear because they aren't used frequently.

I'm guessing this would have to do with something similar to the "Desktop Cleanup Wizard" in XP. How can I turn off this functionality in Windows 7? I really don't want to have to keep adding back icons that I may not use daily.

Thanks.
You are drawing an invalid conclusion. There is no corelation between the frequency of usage and the disappearance of the icons.

What version and release of Windows are you running?
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06 Nov 2009   #5
snowmizer

Windows 7
 
 

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise.
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01 Feb 2011   #6
firo

xp32
 
 

Could you please add your conclusion and solution to the problem? I have a similar one running XP
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