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    all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    started up the computer today and all icons on my desktop are gone. i can still access the actual files by weaving my way through "my pictures" "my documents" "my computer" etc. so the files themselves are safe, but what happened and how might i remedy this?

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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    Right-click the desktop, go to "View", and check the option to show icons on the desktop.


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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    Then how did you open your web browser to post his message......


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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Right-click the desktop, go to "View", and check the option to show icons on the desktop.
    Or depending on your OS, right click on the desktop, choose "Arrange Icons By", then make certain the option "Show Desktop Icons" is checked.


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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    right-click on the desktop and find "refresh" in the menu. My work computer does this all the time for some reason.



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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Right-click the desktop, go to "View", and check the option to show icons on the desktop.
    wow, that was easy. i feel like an idiot. but thanks. proof of how computer savvy i am.



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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    I have this problem occasionally in Windows 7 - Not sure why but it tells me it can't find the desktop.ini file (or somthing like that). I just restart once or twice and everything is back to normal.



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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    wow, that was easy. i feel like an idiot. but thanks. proof of how computer savvy i am.
    No problem, man.


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    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

    Quote Originally Posted by cysid View Post
    Then how did you open your web browser to post his message......
    all the icons that i were on the task bar? at the bottom of the desktop remained. just not the folders and icons on the main part of the screen



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