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st.alfonzo
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HELP!!!!!!

Post by st.alfonzo »

I don't know what happened, but my desktop disappeared!
The desktop folder still has all of my programs, but they aren't showing up on the desktop. It won't respond when I right click also. Please HELP!!!

PS: Here's a picture

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Post by XDude »

you made your icons disappear.
right click, select arrange icons by -> show desktop icons

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Post by longview »

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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Post by KCLiVES »

longview wrote:Have you tried turning it off and on again?
That made me LOL
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Post by Andy »

KCLiVES wrote:
longview wrote:Have you tried turning it off and on again?
That made me LOL
Gotta love it

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Post by rws7 »

that is very funny!

WinPC

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It's the very common piece of advice that never works! By the way, try reinstalling Windows. That might help.

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oh...

Post by st.alfonzo »

I need to apologize... I just restarted my computer, and it went back to normal.


I ALSO need to apologize to unblestone for "subliminally assaulting" him in an attempt to convince him to upload the HL1 beta.

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Post by empireum »

There's a group policy setting which makes your icons disappear and another one which disables the ability to right-click as well, so my advice woulda been to check this one if a reboot hadn't fixed it.
WinPC wrote:It's the very common piece of advice that never works! Tongue By the way, try reinstalling Windows. That might help.
As if that were a good advice. Sometimes it's better to remain silent.

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Post by XDude »

he must had a weird computer

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longview wrote:Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Brill

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Post by mrpijey »

Oh lord.... reinstalling Windows never solves any real problems.... it's like if your car broke down... "toss it and buy a new one!"..... you need to find out why it happened, and sometimes even the simplest things (like a reboot or making a new account and move your stuff to it etc) will fix it. Reinstalling will only cause so much problems, and you will not have learned anything from it. And we all got friends that knows computers (and I am not talking about the wannabies, I am talking about the ppl that REALLY knows what they are doing) that will help you and fix it.

A reinstall should only be done in the absolute end, if Windows has totally crashed (which is does by YOUR hand, or faulty hardware etc (which a reinstall won't help anyway )) or if you messed up really bad and just want a fresh start.

Take the car to the repair shop, and don't be afraid of asking the guys what the problem was. Perhaps the next time you can fix it yourself if it's a minor problem.

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