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How to recall icons to desktop

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September 28, 2010 12:44:28 AM

Hello,lost my icons on desktop. How do I get them back. I did it 3 days ago and forgot. Hope you can help
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September 28, 2010 6:14:50 AM

How do I know if I tell you you won't forget in three more days?
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September 28, 2010 8:45:45 PM

If you’ve removed your recycle bin icon, or you previously added the some of the “special” icons like Computer, User or Control Panel to the desktop and they are now missing, you might want to know how to add them back.

Go to Control Panel \ Personalize (or right-click on the desktop and select Personalize), and then choose the link for “Change Desktop Icons” on the left-hand side.

Now you can chose the icons you want back on the desktop by checking the box next to the name:

Click the Apply button, and you should see the icon show up on the desktop immediately.

Also, check out this site for more helpful information:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/83815-desktop-icons.h...

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
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September 29, 2010 2:20:19 AM

OP what you forgot over the course of the three days is to right click anywhere on the desktop and click 'view'. Check 'show desktop icons'.


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October 9, 2010 3:07:45 AM

exhausted said:
Hello,lost my icons on desktop. How do I get them back. I did it 3 days ago and forgot. Hope you can help
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Thank You all for the answers it worked
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October 11, 2010 5:14:19 PM

Glad to hear you got it fixed! Just in case someone else encounters the same problem, which solution worked for you?

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
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