Solved: Desktop icons disappeared

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phyljack1

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I installed Nero Kwik Media successfully and all the desktop icons disappeared. I cannot drag them from the Start menu. I have WIN7.Any suggestions what I should do to get them back?
By the way, I uninstalled the program thinking that maybe the desktop icons would come back. Of course, they didn't..
 

phyljack1

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when I drag them, a menu comes up asking me if I want to create a link in the desktop. I click on "create link on desktop" and the icon does not appear..
 

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Do you have ANY icons on the desktop?
 
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Right-click the desktop. Look in View > Show Desktop Icons and be sure it is checked (you'll probably find all those links you made).
 
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Is the option checked on the right-click?

Open the folder C:\Users\<your username>\Desktop

Are there icons there?
 

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Thank you all for your answers. The View > Show Desktop Icons was not checked.
I don't know how it got unchecked since I never right clicked on the desktop to uncheck it.
One of the mysteries of Windows
 
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