A few months ago I setup my 2TB external hard drive as the designated drive to save new app, documents, programs, etc...It also acts as the drive where my desktop icons are stored. Everything has been working as it should until a few ago. When I start up are restart my computer none of my desktop icons show up and I have an error message that says there was a problem loading "desktop". The message also states to check and see if the files have been moved or insert a disk. Now that being said the only problem I am currently having is the desktop icons not loading properly. The external drive still shows up in "My Computer" and is still assigned as the designated drive to save information. I have no problems saving, moving, or viewing files from the external hard drive, but it is bothersome that my desktop icons and shortcuts do not appear. Is there a way to fix this problem without having to format the drive as there are several hundred Gb of data currently on the drive?