[Resolved] No icons on Win desktop

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Jazzek

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Hi

maybe it seems a silly problem, but i cant help it. When I download files to my desktop, I cant see their icons on it! They are downloaded, which is easy to check by browsing harddrive, but not visible on desktop itself. Can you help me please?
 
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sounds like you are putting them in the wrong desktop folder....you may have several depending on your os and the number of users you have configured for your system.

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you may also have desktop icons turned off under your active desktop settings.
 

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Thanks for your answer. I do use just regular Win98, in my home, so I am the only user. Now, I remember that it helped when I did reset my comp. Then, by chance, some icons appeard "back" on my desktop. But it was only once. Now, when I do download for example .rar files commanding to put it on desktop, I am for 100% sure I wont see them. So I do open harddrive icon, search for "Desktop" and, of course, they all are there. What is this?
 
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try right mouse click on desktop--------> Properties
--------------->Web--------> uncheck "view my active desktop as a web page" ?
 
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Are all icons on the desktop hidden or only newly downloaded ones? Is the desktop set to "view as web page"? Right click and check Active Desktop > View as Webpage. Remove the check if there. You will also find an option to "Hide icons when the desktop is viewed as a web page" in the Properties > Effects tab of the desktop.
 
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what is the path to your desktop when you search?

try making a notepad document and saving it to your desktop...can you see it?


search for it...is the path the same as the downloaded document?
 

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Thanks a lot! :) After removing check by View as Webpage now it seems to work properly.

Thanks all of you :)
 
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