If you read that post correctly you would have seen it was in reply to a different poster who explained a 'different' problem, related to logging on to a domain.The post Simply disabling this "feature" takes care of the issue. 0 Chipotle OP Helpful Post Whitt Mar 20, 2013 at 2:09 UTC Very frustrating. Here is the hotfix: Almost since the day I got it (from Dell) it has occasionally (three times a month?) booted up with a blank desktop. Now in the Task Manager, you want to click on File and then New Task (Run). http://darrenburnhill.com/desktop-icons/cd-box-on-my-desktop-icons.html
When you type in Run after clicking on Start, right-click on cmd and choose Run as Administrator. The cache will be rebuilt when the computer restarts. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Just in case. We don't even operate on a wish or a prayer - we gave up such hope with our IT department ages ago. :-\ Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse -
I have the same problems, icons disappearing that I just created a day before, something that never happened with XP, and it has nothing to do with how long they have Those that were already on the desktop when I received the computer and those that are created by new software when installed on the computer have no problem remaining on the Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Collapse - Not so. Restore Desktop Icons Discussions cover Windows installation, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, service packs, and other Windows 7-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Win7 desktop shortcut icons keep disappearing by csarge / January 4,
Once ruled out, then look at Malware and other software related possibilities. 0 Serrano OP Eddie Lacy Mar 19, 2013 at 4:56 UTC What kind Desktop Icons Disappeared Windows 10 I just got Windows 7 at work and everything goes to a back-up drive. I know there are other discussions here for turning this "feature" off but I have never done that. If local shortcuts are disappearing that is a new one for me. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/desktop-icons-disappearing-randomly/3a583b0c-24bf-4d60-9c85-17b393c406e2 This never happened in XPLesterear Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Disappearing Icons by danbubis / December 28, 2010 12:09 AM PST In reply to: Disappearuing icons and programs.
Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows 7 forum 53 total posts (Page 1 of 2) 01 02 Next Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies Desktop Icons Missing Mac SHOW ME NOW © CBS Interactive Inc. / All Rights Reserved. by hewood666 / August 8, 2011 8:46 PM PDT In reply to: From the Windows 7 forum The statement about unused icons is bogus. Now navigate to the following directory in Explorer: C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local You should see a file called IconCache.db inside that folder.
As to why they are employed, that is a very good question - all I can say is that if I had my druthers, they wouldn't be. http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/desktop-icons-missing-or-disappeared/ Yesterday she minimized the program she was working in and most of her icons were gone. Windows 7 Desktop Shortcuts Disappear THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Desktop Icons Disappeared Windows 7 After Reboot The IT people said I had a virus and would try to figure out what to do, which is usually nothing!
I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. http://darrenburnhill.com/desktop-icons/some-desktop-icons-keep-disappearing.html If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 8, 2011 9:43 PM PDT In reply to: Unused icons? This is with the computer being turned off each night and back on in the AM. Desktop Icons Missing Windows 8
Never had it before using this version of windows. This smells of a huge bug. Last week I lost most of my shortcuts every night. this contact form I've seen this issue happen on several full HD monitors and I'm not 100% sure what the issue is.
Thank you so much, Bob! :-DMisty Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thought I was Crazy by theframerguy / February 25, 2010 5:35 AM PST In reply to: Win7 Desktop Icons Not Showing Windows 7 If you have any questions or know any other trick to restore missing desktop icons, let us know in the comments below.Filed in Computers. I don't see these icons in my recycle bin so your just deleting them permanantly and that's just not right.
I hope so as well. General Discussion Disappearing Icons on DesktopDell Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7500 Computer Inspirion 545s 00 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 6GB Memory 750GB Hard Drive The icons that I put To restore all the missing desktop icons, right-click on a blank area of the desktop, and from the context menu, hover your mouse cursor over “View” option.In the side menu, you Desktop Icons Not Showing Windows 10 Only if HP, Dell, Acer, and their cohorts, refuse to handle a defective product will the user get the quality he pays for.Lesterear Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse -
I must have read the same article you quote; but it doesn't work for me. Run Memtest 86. Once the scan is completed you will be notified that scan has been completed and a log file file has been created on the desktop containing details of the scan. http://darrenburnhill.com/desktop-icons/how-could-icons-be-locked-in-the-desktop.html In Windows 7 and higher, you click on the Start task manager link at the bottom.