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Windows 7: No Icons on Desktop at all

11 Mar 2010   #1
djaef

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No Icons on Desktop at all

Hi
I'm running Win7 Ultimate, and recently (can't say exactly when) the Recycle Bin icon disappeared off the desktop. Since then I have tried everything I could find to return it, but with no luck. It is ticked in the Personalise - Change Desktop Icons section. Then I noticed that if I selected the Control Panel Icon to be shown on the Dektop it didn't show either. So then I both made a new shortcut on the Desktop and saved an image from the web to the Desktop and neither of them showed either. So it seems NO icons will show at all. They are all there if I look in Windows Explorer - Desktop, but they don't show on the actual desktop. Any ideas?

As a side note I was thinking they might be hiding somehow behind the desktop picture, but I couldn't even see where to turn that off.

Weird problem. Thanks for any tips.


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11 Mar 2010   #2
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

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11 Mar 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

try running sfc /scannow and see if that clears it up for you
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11 Mar 2010   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right-click the desktop, click "View", then "Show Desktop Icons".
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11 Mar 2010   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Right-click the desktop, click "View", then "Show Desktop Icons".
That was my thought too
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12 Mar 2010   #6
djaef

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys. Crazy how simple it was in the end. It was just the View - Show Desktop Icons. Obviously I'm unaware of how themes carry this information in them. I've changed themes just looking around and didn't notice the icons (or icon as I keep a very uncluttered desktop) disappeared.
Thanks again.

Geoff
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