Hardware: 1156 platform with i7 860, discrete graphics and 8 GB ram.
Software: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
I just shut down to install a windows update (the one about the browser selection screen). When I rebooted none of my desktop icons were there. Apart from that everything seems fine. When I opened a window and navigated to the desktop folder I could see all my files and shortcuts were there. I then went to my desktop and tried to see if sort by name, type etc would sort it but these options were grayed out. When I try to paste a file onto the desktop I see nothing but it still goes into the desktop folder. This seems weird? Right? The only unusual thing I did was prior to rebooting windows after installing the update was that I booted from a live cd of Fedora 12 64-bit just to verify that the burning worked. I'm planning on setting up a dual boot over the weekend.
Has this happened anyone else after that update? Anyone know a fix? I know it's not a critical error but it's disconcerting none the less. Help appreciated.
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More abouticons desktop desktop folder
If you right-click on the desktop and click "View", does the "Show DeskTop Items" have a checkmark beside it? If not, click it to turn it on.
Thank you sminlal. That was it all right. So simple. I feel quite silly now.