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Windows 7: Desktop Vanished.

06 Dec 2016   #1
drummerjay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Desktop Vanished.

Hello! This is my fist time on a forum so ....! My icons are gone, cant pin to taskbar, can't create shortcuts, can't browse for folder selection. It all came back one day about a week ago then gone baby gone!!! Havent seen it since then. I cant "Save as" either. No way to select folders for importing either. I was thinking it was related to dwm.exe but thats as far as I got! Sure would appreciate any help!!!


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06 Dec 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

using explorer.exe's file manager gui -- c:\users\[acct name]\desktop -- that folder might still exist; does that folder still exist?
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06 Dec 2016   #3
Bunny G

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Press CTRL ALT DELETE
Start TASK MANAGER
In [Applications] click the [New Task] button:
Type: explorer.exe
Click [OK]

You should now have your Desktop icons back.
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06 Dec 2016   #4
drummerjay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello Bunny! Thanks so much for your help! When I got home from work today everything was back and I still don't know how it happened but....oh well! I didn't even think about explorer so thanks for the advice!! I sure do appreciate it!!!
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07 Dec 2016   #5
Bunny G

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drummerjay View Post
Hello Bunny! Thanks so much for your help! When I got home from work today everything was back and I still don't know how it happened but....oh well! I didn't even think about explorer so thanks for the advice!! I sure do appreciate it!!!
You're more than welcome. Hope you don't need it in future but, if you do, I hope it resolves it for you.
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