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Windows 7: Desktop icon turned invisible

16 Jun 2016   #1

win7 Pro x64
Desktop icon turned invisible

From time to time, one or more icons on my desktop become invisible. I finally got smart and used Everything to search for them, and saw they were still in the Desktop directory. I then made a shortcut and put that on the desktop -- but how can I restore the original and prevent this happening again?
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28 Jun 2016   #2

win7 Pro x64

I think I've found the problem. I use Stardock Fences to corral sets of related files and programs. I had accidentally shoved one Fence too far so that part of it was beyond the display--the missing icons were there.
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