Friday, March 13, 2009

Tip 001: Missing desktop icons in Windows Vista

Hi, today something happened with my Vista, and all the icons (not just Recycle Bin or My Computer ) from the desktop were missing, however they were displayed in Windows Explorer Folder, as well as the sidebar was displayed normally. I tried to google this thing and I've found a simple solution. So this are the steps you need to follow:
  1. Open Desktop item in Windows Explorer.
  2. Go to menu Tools -> Folder Options -> Tab View -> Hidden files and folders -> Select "Show hidden files and folders" -> Click "Apply" and after that "Ok" (Note: If you don't see menu Tools, press ALT tab on your keyboard)
  3. Find the file desktop.ini in your desktop folder, if there are many of these delete them all.
  4. Restart your Vista (after this step your icons should be back)
  5. Repeat step 2 to Hide hidden files and folders
That's all you got to do.

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