I'm a relatively new Win-7 user and have been using Win-7, 64 bit, for several months w/o problems. All of a sudden I've lost the desktop icons. No taskbar or start menu present. Gadgets & the dock are present. If I rt-click on the desktop I get nothing. I've set up a separate folder w/ shortcuts to various pgms. I wish to access. Some pgm's won't allow me to add the shortcut to the folder but rather to the desktop . . . when I do so, no icons appear on the desktop. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanx.