desktop icons missing except explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by lawson23, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. lawson23

    lawson23 New Member

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    Ok I have several things on my desktop but for some reason they are gone now and you can only see them in Explorer when you click on desktop. Is this by design I swear they were there before.

    Can anyone tell why this is or how to get them back?
     
  2. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    right click desktop and hit personalise and on the left hit change desktop icons
     
  3. lawson23

    lawson23 New Member

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    Ok and?

    two settings I'm interested in here?

    One recycle bin is checked but not on my desktop anywhere.
    two is user files is unchecked - is this what I'm looking for to see like jpgs or stuff I saved there? How did it get unchecked?

    The only thing I ever did was change the windows desktop wallpaper once.

    Also checking user files does not fix this problem. Desktop is completly free of any icons still!

    RESOLVED


    right click on desktop
    Select "View"
    Select "Show Desktop Items"


    Again not sure how this got unchecked!
     
    #3 lawson23, Mar 13, 2009
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  4. Reo

    Reo New Member

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    Lol thanks, even though it's a simple step I didn't realize and go searching.
    Thanks for helping me to save my time from stupidly searching such a things. lol
     
  5. Yogitalk1

    Yogitalk1 New Member

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    Try to do show hidden files and folders. then run scan using Malwarebytes from here or Microsoft Safety scanner and restore your computer to earlier time.
     
    #5 Yogitalk1, Nov 11, 2011
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