Whenever I add a new program that creates an icon or when I create an icon for a program, that icon disappears whenever I shut down the computer. All my old Icons are fine, just new ones vanish. Why?
Don't know exactly what fixed the problem but my icons now stay put.. Tried everything that has been suggested . Thanks to all for your suggestions. Good to go (for now).
Hello, have you tried the following?
-- right click on desktop
-- highlight arrange Icons by
-- select show desktop icons
Does your computer have a power plan installed by the computer's manufacturer? If it does, check your settings for the power plan. Sometimes, you have to change the settings so that it does not hide desktop icons.
Try to uninstal SP3 and reboot then reinstal through windows update.
1. Ctrl + Alt + Del to bring up Task Manager.
2. Click "New Task..." then click "Browse..."
3. Click My Computer on the left panel. Click C: - WINDOWS.
4. Navigate to explorer.exe, right click and copy explorer. Rename it to explorer1 (.exe)
5. Hit Cancel to go back to Create New Task window. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
6. In the registry editor, navigate to the following Key.
With the Winlogon key selected, look in the right side window for the
Double click Shell. In the Value Data box, you should see Explorer.exe. Change it to
explorer1.exe and click OK.
Exit the registry editor and reboot the computer.
Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
Navigate to >>
User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesDesktop
Don't save settings on exit
Set to Not Configured.
Don't save settings on exit
[[Prevents users from saving certain changes to the desktop.
If you enable this setting, users can change the desktop, but some changes,
such as the position of open windows or the size and position of the
taskbar, are not saved when users log off. However, shortcuts placed on the
desktop are always saved.]]
Read the instructions at the top
54. Right hand side
Save Settings on Exit
Thanks ha14 , tried all. Still no joy, same problem. If you or someone else don't have any other ideas, guess i will just have to reformat. I dread that task. (too much work, backups and all )
did the additional advice solve your issue or did you choose to reformat your computer in the meantime?
right-click on the desktop and make sure there is a check mark next to show desktop icons, if there isnt click on it,.
clicke on the "My Computer" icon, then clicke on the Local Disk (C) and open it. On the top left side of this screen is "System Tasks" box and in it it said "show or Unhide ( the contents of the drive". clicke on that and the "Documents and Settings" . right clicke on that folder, clicked on its "Properties". see that the "hidden" box of Attributes was Checked! uncheck it and it will go into a file tranfer mode restoring all the files that were previously hidden.
Press CTRL + ALT + DEL and click on Task Manager
Now in the Task Manager, you want to click on File and then New Task (Run). Make sure you are on the Processes tab.
In the Open box, go ahead and type in explorer.exe and click OK
you can try FixIEDef.