No Desktop Icons

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Article ID: 555363 - View products that this article applies to.
Author: Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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SYMPTOMS

There is no desktop icon ,though there are icons in the desktop folder, the desktop shows wallpaper but otherwise is blank. the start menu, taskbar, and task tray all appear correctly.

RESOLUTION

Right click on Desktop, Properties, Desktop page, click Customize and on
the Web page make sure 'Lock Desktop ' is not checked.
Right click again, Arrange Icons, make sure 'Show Desktop Icons' is
checked.

Properties

Article ID: 555363 - Last Review: July 5, 2005 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
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