I lost all my desktop icons.

By Mercury37
Sep 23, 2006
  1. hey im not exactly what you would call computer savy (so im sorry if this isn't a n00b friendly forum) but i found a similar problem to my own on this forum and needed some more help.
    I lost all my desktop icons, i have a toolbar and start menu but i cannot right click and unhide my desktop icons and im pretty sure i didn't clear them all off. i can't put new icons on my desktop either. lol someone help me :)

    Edit: please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    What OS are you running? What were you doing with the system before you lost your icons?
    Why are you unable to right click on the toolbar?

    From my experience, you do not lose icons, people delete them. Did you check your recycle bin. If they are there restore them. If not, restore a restore point to a time when they were there
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    No need to feel like we will YELL at you for not being computer saavy.

    Everyone has to start learning somewhere. And by recognizing that and trying to solve your problems, that is the first step!

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  4. Mercury37

    Mercury37 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    3rd times the charm

    hey guys i have no idea why it did that and i don't recall doing anything strange that would make it do it. but i rebooted my computer once and did nothing, and then again, and the 3rd time my screen appeared magic!! all is back. lol i feel so stupid. sorry for wasting your time guys :) thanks for the help though.
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