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Windows 7: desktop icons gone after update

01 Apr 2010   #11
johnnyrocker

windows seven
 
 

method 2 does not work as in W7 it is different, this only happened after 28 updates if that helps


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01 Apr 2010   #12
johnnyrocker

windows seven
 
 

reference dereks tip i have run malwarebytes and clear
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01 Apr 2010   #13
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnyrocker View Post
reference dereks tip i have run malwarebytes and clear
Try creating a new user account like I mentioned above, to see if you can run the sfc /scannow.
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01 Apr 2010   #14
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnyrocker View Post
method 2 does not work as in W7 it is different, this only happened after 28 updates if that helps
Just switch theme to "Windows Classic" and next back to Aero

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02 Apr 2010   #15
johnnyrocker

windows seven
 
 

being a bit of a thicko i have difficulty following the suggestions of the experts, so i shall get some books to try and acquaint myself better with this system but thanks to all who tried
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02 May 2010   #16
krabkat

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Just wanted to add my 2 cents here. I had a similar problem with my icons after a windows update. I found out that one of the updates was causing the problem...don't know why. I went through my recent updates and deleted them one by one until I found the one that was causing the problem (if the update wasn't causing the problem, I reinstalled it before deleting the next update just to make sure it wasn't multiple updates causing the problem). This didn't make me real happy but it did solve my problem with icons. I then had to be sure to turn off automatic updates and make sure that any future updates didn't include the one that caused my icons to disappear!

I'm not sure how long I had to do this but eventually the 'bad' update quit showing up in the downloads.

Like I said, just my 2 cents worth. (Course, we all know that 2 cents isn't worth much these days, right?)

Hope you get a solution!
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03 May 2010   #17
johnnyrocker

windows seven
 
 

i did solve it as i dumped the supposedly better WIN7 and now got my reliable XP but thanks to all who tried



johnny
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14 Apr 2011   #18
Blayne

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Right click on desktop, click on view, select Show Desktop Icons.
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