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Desktop icons have dissapeared on vista

By kda131
Jul 29, 2009
  1. I have windows vista.

    after my competer performed an automatic update and restarted, i loged on my pc and my desktop only has the recycing bin and computer icons. everything else has disappeared.

    a window pops up that reads:

    "Location is not available
    C:/Users/-------/Desktop is not accessible.
    the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,246   +235

    Opposite click on the desktop. Select View and make sure that Show Desktop Icons is checked... If it is, you may have a virus or other malware infection
     
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