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Windows 7: Losing desktop shortcuts

28 Jun 2010   #1
barend

Windows 7
 
 
Losing desktop shortcuts

After a few hours work I gradually lose several links to programs on my desktop.
Sometimes they're back on next startup, but often not...
Is this normal & can something be done to avoid it?
Using W7 Ultimate.
Thanks
Barend


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28 Jun 2010   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are the icons disappearing completely? If not, are they just losing their associations (links)?
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29 Jun 2010   #3
barend

Windows 7
 
 

They disappear completely, right now some 25% of the desktop are missing.
I believe it was already like this in beta/RC1.
Maybe some installed software is playing havoc...but how to find out...
Will backup the Desktop folder from now on...
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30 Jun 2010   #4
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
They disappear completely, right now some 25% of the desktop are missing.
I believe it was already like this in beta/RC1.
Maybe some installed software is playing havoc...but how to find out...
Will backup the Desktop folder from now on...
Reset Desktop icon cache ===================
a. Click Start, and open Computer.
b. On the Tool bar, click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.
c. Click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and click OK.
d. Then, enter the following directory:

C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local

e. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.
f. Close the window, and restart the computer.
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01 Jul 2010   #5
barend

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks!
Will try that.
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16 Jan 2014   #6
foxint

Wind 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Guys

I tried this an other things.... NOTHING

Any suggestions???? Still lost 99% of the short cuts
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