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Windows 7: Desktop icons wont stay hid no matter what I do!

25 Dec 2009   #1
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Desktop icons wont stay hid no matter what I do!

I ran into another problem!
I got my new laptop for Christmas, and Im trying to hide the desktop icons because I have a dock, (Rocketdock.com)

And whenever I right click, go to View, then uncheck "Show Desktop Icons" they disappear, but when I unplug my charger they come right back!

I've tried hiding the icons, then saving my theme, but it doesn't seem to work

I hope someone can help!
Thank you and merry Christmas!


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25 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
I ran into another problem!
I got my new laptop for Christmas, and Im trying to hide the desktop icons because I have a dock, (Rocketdock.com)

And whenever I right click, go to View, then uncheck "Show Desktop Icons" they disappear, but when I unplug my charger they come right back!

I've tried hiding the icons, then saving my theme, but it doesn't seem to work

I hope someone can help!
Thank you and merry Christmas!

At the bottom of the page with the check, do you uncheck let themes change desktop icons?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #3
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
I ran into another problem!
I got my new laptop for Christmas, and Im trying to hide the desktop icons because I have a dock, (Rocketdock.com)

And whenever I right click, go to View, then uncheck "Show Desktop Icons" they disappear, but when I unplug my charger they come right back!

I've tried hiding the icons, then saving my theme, but it doesn't seem to work

I hope someone can help!
Thank you and merry Christmas!

At the bottom of the page with the check, do you uncheck let themes change desktop icons?


I dont think I know where you're talking about.
But I did find "Change desktop icons" in Personalize
and "Allow themes to change desktop icons" is checked
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25 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try this right click on desktop
personalize
change desktop icons
uncheck all the icons
at the bottom of the page
uncheck allow themes to change icons.

This is a hit and miss thing, may not work, but lets see.
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25 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think I found your problem, when you uncheck, you have to hit apply at the bottom of the page.
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25 Dec 2009   #6
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try this right click on desktop
personalize
change desktop icons
uncheck all the icons
at the bottom of the page
uncheck allow themes to change icons.

This is a hit and miss thing, may not work, but lets see.

Unfortunately, that didnt work

The only icon that was checked was "Recycle Bin"
I unchecked it, and then unchecked "Allow themes to change desktop icons"
And all it did was hide my recycle bin
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25 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try this right click on desktop
personalize
change desktop icons
uncheck all the icons
at the bottom of the page
uncheck allow themes to change icons.

This is a hit and miss thing, may not work, but lets see.

Unfortunately, that didnt work

The only icon that was checked was "Recycle Bin"
I unchecked it, and then unchecked "Allow themes to change desktop icons"
And all it did was hide my recycle bin
Did you click on apply when done?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #8
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try this right click on desktop
personalize
change desktop icons
uncheck all the icons
at the bottom of the page
uncheck allow themes to change icons.

This is a hit and miss thing, may not work, but lets see.

Unfortunately, that didnt work

The only icon that was checked was "Recycle Bin"
I unchecked it, and then unchecked "Allow themes to change desktop icons"
And all it did was hide my recycle bin
Did you click on appy when done?

Yes Sir
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is a malfunction in your system. Try this in an adminsitrators account, type cmd, in the search by start menu

In cmd typ sfc /scannow.

This feature is suppose to correct small corruption problems

If it does not work, when I return to the forum we will try something. Just keep me posted.
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25 Dec 2009   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can try this too. When you go to the area that you check the icons that you want. Click on restore default. Power down, reboot and then uncheck all that is checked. That may correct the bug.
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