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Desktop icons missing???

Hi all, a friend has a Compac laptop, running Vista Home edition and she has lost all the desktop icons. We tried taking it back a month, then two, but still no joy. She only lost them last week after she downloaded the Windows updates. Anyone got an answer to this one please.

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Thanks guys for the info and advice, I will not be able to do anything until next week when I next see my friend, but I will try what you have said and will let you know how I get it on.

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Re: Desktop icons missing???

quests1, To show or hide icons on your desktop in Windows Vista, right-click in an empty area of the desktop and choose "View" - the sub-menu that appears contains a "Show Desktop Icons" menu item.

If a checkmark appears next to "Show Desktop Icons", but no icons are displayed on your desktop, it means that there are no files or folders on the desktop, and that Vista has been configured to show none of the standard desktop icons (Network, Control Panel, Recycle Bin, Internet Explorer...) Our next tutorial will show you how to show or hide common icons on the desktop.

Display or hide your desktop icons

Show or hide system icons on the desktop


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