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Old 17-02-2008
Jetsonjock
 
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lost all desktop icons

I have windows Vista Home-premium. Recently in my wife's user profile she
lost all of her desktop icons/shortcuts....they all dissapeared. If I try to
regenerate a new desktop shortcut it tells me that it already exist on the
desktop....however I cannot see them.

Any ideas as to how to tackle this? thanks

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Old 17-02-2008
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 
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Re: lost all desktop icons

System Restore: frequently asked questions:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...f01033.mspx#E2

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Old 17-02-2008
Synapse Syndrome
 
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Re: lost all desktop icons

Heh. So System Restore restores user files does it? From your own link:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What files are changed during a system restore?
System Restore affects Windows system files, programs, and registry
settings. It can also make changes to scripts, batch files, and other types
of executable files on your computer.
NoteSystem Restore does not affect personal files, such as e-mail,
documents, or photos, so it cannot help you restore a deleted file. If you
have backups of your files, you can restore the files from a backup
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In any case, it's irrelevant, as the OP just needs to right click the
Desktop and Show Desktop Icons.

ss.
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Old 17-02-2008
Synapse Syndrome
 
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Re: lost all desktop icons

Just right click the Desktop and select Show Desktop Icons (or similar).

ss.
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Old 17-02-2008
On the Bridge
 
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Re: lost all desktop icons

MVPs are not that bright...In fact most of them are stupid. This is a very
good example of mistakes that
not even a novice would make. Using system restore to show icons on a
desktop.. lol
Whats next, using a thermonuclear device to crack an egg open?
Feeding him his own post (that he blindly copy pasted from the MS site) was
a nice touch...
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Old 17-02-2008
John Barnes
 
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Re: lost all desktop icons

Has been the solution since Windows ME.
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Old 17-02-2008
Synapse Syndrome
 
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Re: lost all desktop icons

I wouldn't say that really. There are MVPs that know an awful lot, for
somebody that has the time to bother posting on usenet.

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Old 17-02-2008
Jetsonjock
 
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Re: lost all desktop icons

Hey thanks for the info. right after I posted my problem I took sometime and
within a few minutes figured it out myself. I guess I should have done that
first before posting. And yes, I know that system restore would have been too
drastic....give me a break :)
Thanks again
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