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Windows 7: Where's the Recycle Bin gone?

13 Sep 2010   #11
IamJeremy

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Problem solved. Don't know how it happened but somehow the "show desktop icons" under "View" in the context menu of the desktop was unchecked. I'm still puzzled on how this happened since it affected three of four computers all with the same OS and similar software loads. FWIW, check there if you're icons are missing and you cannot see a new folder or shortcut created to the desktop.


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14 Sep 2010   #12
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 IamJeremy View Post
Problem solved. Don't know how it happened but somehow the "show desktop icons" under "View" in the context menu of the desktop was unchecked. I'm still puzzled on how this happened since it affected three of four computers all with the same OS and similar software loads. FWIW, check there if you're icons are missing and you cannot see a new folder or shortcut created to the desktop.
Did you by any chance install "Daemon Tools", "Alcohol 52%" or "Infra Recorder" on the computers that had the problem.
https://www.sevenforums.com/550832-post4.html
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14 Sep 2010   #13
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IamJeremy View Post
Problem solved.
Damn - I was enjoying the saga of the recursive recycle bin - I was about to blame .NET's garbage collection algorithm.

pjd
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14 Sep 2010   #14
IamJeremy

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

@Gladson1976 InfraRecorder, yes. I saw mention of it earlier in the thread, does it have a reputation for hiding your desktop icons? Now that I've re-checked "show desktop icons", is there any reason to remove the program as some have suggested? As part of my troubleshooting, I uninstalled InfraRecorder from one of the machines to no avail so I didn't remove it from the others and now that the proper checkbox is checked, all appears to be well.

Thanks to you and pjd for the replies!
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15 Sep 2010   #15
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 IamJeremy View Post
@Gladson1976 InfraRecorder, yes. I saw mention of it earlier in the thread, does it have a reputation for hiding your desktop icons? Now that I've re-checked "show desktop icons", is there any reason to remove the program as some have suggested? As part of my troubleshooting, I uninstalled InfraRecorder from one of the machines to no avail so I didn't remove it from the others and now that the proper checkbox is checked, all appears to be well.

Thanks to you and pjd for the replies!
InfraRecorder does it (Hiding the desktop icons) only once after install. Once the "Show desktop icons" is selected, all will be well
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11 Oct 2012   #16
Avelden

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Maybe I'm not seeing something important, but I can't find the "Show Desktop Icons" box anywhere. I have found the "Desktop Icon Settings" window, but it's no help.

Using Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Halp!
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11 Oct 2012   #17
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 Avelden View Post
Maybe I'm not seeing something important, but I can't find the "Show Desktop Icons" box anywhere. I have found the "Desktop Icon Settings" window, but it's no help.

Using Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Halp!
The "Show Desktop Icons" menu is available when you right click on the desktop and select "View"

Desktop Icons - Hide or Show

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