Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 36,537, Level: 58
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 113
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    theyork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    hedgesville, wv
    Posts
    1,455
    Points
    36,537
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    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?

    thanks in advance



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 350,732, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,856
    Points
    350,732
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 70
    Given: 1

    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.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  3. #3
    Prospect
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: all icons from my desktop disappeared, help?

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


    Living in reality since 1975

  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 15,177, Level: 37
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 473
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    ce1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    955
    Points
    15,177
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 10

    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.


    "It's just another gym" -- Jamaal Tinsley, on playing at Phog Allen Fieldhouse

  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 206,488, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    10,424
    Points
    206,488
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 348
    Given: 222

    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.



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 36,537, Level: 58
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 113
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    theyork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    hedgesville, wv
    Posts
    1,455
    Points
    36,537
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    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.



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 84,291, Level: 90
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 1,259
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    azepp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,926
    Points
    84,291
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 165
    Given: 96

    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.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 350,732, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,856
    Points
    350,732
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 70
    Given: 1

    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.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 36,537, Level: 58
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 113
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    theyork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    hedgesville, wv
    Posts
    1,455
    Points
    36,537
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    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



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM