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Windows 7: Blank Desktop Ion on Desktop.

15 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Blank Desktop Ion on Desktop.

Hi all,

Recently I have freshly loaded on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, and I have noticed that there is a blank white icon my desktop, which I cannot remove from my desktop. I can right click and delete but after a shutdown, restart, log on/off or refresh of the desktop it will reappear.

I have not installed anything apart from Office 2010 and a couple of games. I did not notice it come up after the installation of this software, so I think this has only just recently happen.

I am also having the same issue with Microsoft's OneNote folder on the desktop as well. For some reason it has created a folder on the desktop too, which is faded out. Even though I have not even opened the program up yet?

I have read google for a couple of days now on this issue and cannot find the same issue that I am having. Mostly permission errors I have been able to find.

Just wondering if anyone out there has the knowledge about this issue, or if you know of a fix to get this annoying icon away. Please see picture below for what is on the desktop. I can post specs up as well if needed.

Thanks guys, Much appreciated.

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15 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Hi nereik23,

Try re-building the icon cache.
Rebuild Icon Cache | Tutorial
I realise the tutorial is from the Vista forums but the same rules apply for Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
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15 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Thanks JaidynM, you are a LEGEND. Fixed up straight away. Thanks for that.
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15 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

No problemo.
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