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Desktop Icons are gone!

By Xenkenny
Dec 25, 2006
  1. Alright, I always left my desktop hidden in Windows XP SP1 (Arange Icons By; Hide Icons) then when I went to SP2, the icons are still hidden, and the option for "Show Desktop Items" is gone. Help would be very, very much appreciated.
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Run system restore on the computer and see what happens. Good luck :wave: ! Welcome to Techspot :wave: !
     
  3. Xenkenny

    Xenkenny TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, I did that, and apsolutly nothing happened.
     
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Uninstall SP2, then restore your desktop, and after, reinstall SP2 again.
     
  5. Xenkenny

    Xenkenny TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried doing that from the control panel, but no luck...
     
  6. cagalindo

    cagalindo TS Rookie

    right click desktop > arrange icons by > show desktop items

    maybe?
     
  7. Xenkenny

    Xenkenny TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cagalindo, that's what i'm saying it completely removed. I was looking under updates for service pack 2, but i just found it in it's own program slot. I'm trying that now, i'll let you know what happens.

    Edit: Ok I tried uninstalling, but I decided to cancel it, there was a large list of programs that may not work after uninstalling, and I don't want to risk everything on my computer going to hell because I just want my desktop back. (I might have mentioned earlier that I did that a little over a year ago and just now thought about bringing my desktop back.)
     
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Good luck, I'm stumped (Windows not my expertise)!
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,213   +230

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