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Lost my desktop icon

  • Desktops
  • Desktop Icons
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
July 26, 2012 7:58:41 AM

lost my desktop icons please help me get them back

More about : lost desktop icon

July 26, 2012 9:37:31 AM

funn_women said:
lost my desktop icons please help me get them back

Not knowing the cause of them disappearing, it is hard to tell. But I would start with a Windows Restore to date prior to them disappearing.

You might also check for virus / malware scan / removal.
July 26, 2012 2:31:39 PM

a few other things to try:
Go to C:\Documents and setting\User_name\Desktop. Can U your shortcuts there? If , so, they are hidden

Right click desktop>Arrange icons by>Show Desktop icons

Go to Right click desktop>Properties>Desktop>General tab. See if
Run Desktop Cleaner every 60 days is checked.
This makes your unused icons to be moved to a folder on Desktop. just look for the folder on desktop.

If you just had shortcuts, then just make new ones, from you programs (*.exe's) in Program files.