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Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:31:35 PM »
Hi there, as you can see I am a newbie to this forum so I hope Shane or someone can help. The problem is that my Desktop Icons have disappeared leaving only the name of the program showing, all the programs are there only no Icons showing, clicking on the name opens the program.
I down loaded the Windows Club Icon Cache rebuilder, ran the rebuilder and rebooted the system and the Icons returned, only to disappear again at the next reboot. I ran the rebuilder again and the Icons came back only to vanish again at the next reboot.  I then downloaded your Windows Repair (all in one) did everything that was required and exactly the same thing happened the Icon came back and then disappeared again at the next reboot. How do I permanently keep the Icons showing?? and not having to run the rebuilder or Windows Repair after each reboot. Many thanks. Shibumi.

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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 08:43:05 PM »
My Windows repair deletes the icon database and Windows rebuilds it.

If it keeps getting messed up then something else is wrong somewhere.

First thing to do is a chkdsk on the drive, make sure no bad sectors. :wink:

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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 09:02:55 PM »
Hi Shane, what a quick response, thanks.  I have done chkdsk and all is well no bad sectors. Shibumi

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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 09:06:02 PM »
Then the next step would be to create a new user and see if it keeps happening for that user as well. This will at least tell us if it is a problem with the profile :wink:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/desktop-icons-keep-disappearing-after-every-reboot/8bd405fe-6bbe-4f50-96d5-30174810d254

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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 11:25:56 PM »
Hi Shane, thanks again, I'll try a new user account tonight and will let you know tomorrow. Shibumi

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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 08:28:08 PM »
Hi Shane, I created a new user account and the icons load with the new account so my profile must have been corrupted, this all happened after I downloaded a critical windows update, I could have used system restore but felt that the update was more important what do you think?
Anyway things should be fine now I just have to copy my files to the new account. In the link above that you sent me it says to:
Select all of the files and folders in this folder, except the following files: Ntuser.dat - Ntuser.dat.log - Ntuser.ini
But I only have Ntuser.dat and not the other two could this have been the problem? Thanks for all your help and your software programs.
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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 12:01:52 PM »
Ntuser.dat is the reg for the current user. Thats why you cant transfer it.

I am not sure what it is in the profile causing the icon problem, perhaps it was int he registry for the profile?

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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 12:25:46 PM »
Hi Shane, Many thanks for your help and input, best wishes from downunder. Shibumi.

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Re: Desktop Icons Disappearing??
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 12:26:40 PM »
Glad your problem is fixed now :-)

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