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Windows 7: Windows is deleting icons from my desktop

01 Jan 2017   #1
DavidMil

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Windows is deleting icons from my desktop

About a month ago I lost my hard drive. Since I replaced it and reloaded Windows 7 Pro 64bit and let windows run all the updates, windows has taken it upon itself to start deleting icons from my desktop every few days. Even the ones I use on a regular basis. Sometimes it does it after an hour or so of inactivity and sometimes it does after less than 15 minutes of inactivity. I'm retired and the only user of this PC. How can I stop this most irritating action?

Thanks,
DavidMil
Texas


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01 Jan 2017   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Hi DavidMil and Welcome! You need to Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard Follow the instructions in the link and reboot the system. The icon issue should be resolved.
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01 Jan 2017   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you might also see if turning off the System Maintenance Troubleshooter may help.

System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off
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01 Jan 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Can you give a little more info about exactly where these files are = locally on the C partition or are they located on a external or separate disk or partition somewhere you just made shortcuts too ?
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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01 Jan 2017   #5
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Can you give a little more info about exactly where these files are = locally on the C partition or are they located on a external or separate disk or partition somewhere you just made shortcuts too ?
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
System spec's say that the OP is running Raid 5!
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01 Jan 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well windows only removes broken links that I know of
Seems the op is still having hdd issues to me disconnections.....
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01 Jan 2017   #7
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Well windows only removes broken links that I know of
Seems the op is still having hdd issues to me disconnections.....
Just a thought. Would it make sense to run Chkdsk on a raid or not? And which switch should you use? /r

EDIT:

I ran across this Chkdsk RAID or NOT?! Good information..
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01 Jan 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From System specs.

Quote:
System Manufacturer/Model Number IBM Clone

Just what is a IBM Clone?

Jack
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01 Jan 2017   #9
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
From System specs.

Quote:
System Manufacturer/Model Number IBM Clone
Just what is a IBM Clone?

Jack
Wikipedia is your friend... IBM PC compatible

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01 Jan 2017   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Damn that is older that grandma's nickers.

Jack
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