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3answers
47 views

Minimize windows without explorer.exe?

I'm making a custom desktop for myself with Rainmeter. I've got everything else done up in some simple rainmeter skins, it was all fairly simple really. But I'm getting quite stuck at this point. ...
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0answers
52 views

WinFix Caused Loss of Icon Graphics

I was doing some general fixes with WinFix and suddenly my desktop icons are gone the shortcuts are still there but without pictures (as you see in screenshot) I can't see any thumbnail of a ...
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0answers
58 views

How do I stop my files appearing at the desktop on windows 8?

Recently I've noticed that the files in my Desktop Section (within file explorer) are beginning to appear on the main desktop, which didn't happen before. It's beginning to annoy me as I have lots of ...
0
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1answer
66 views

How to get the Sort By option on Desktop in Vista?

I don't have the Sort By option when I right-click on the Desktop in Windows Vista. However, I do have this option if I right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer while viewing Desktop folder ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Desktop won't auto-refresh

The problem of my desktop not auto refreshing has just occurred to me. I've tried restarting the computer with no help. The problem is that whenever I delete a file, move it, duplicate it or apply ...
1
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0answers
20 views

remove default items from “Save as” dialog in explorer? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble figuring out how to remove the default items on the left side of the "Save as..." dialog in Windows. I want only my favorites to be displayed, how can I remove the default items? ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Change HDD icon in Windows 7

How can I change the icon of one of my HDDs in Windows 7, not using the autorun.inf trick? I'm trying to speed up my laptop for every day use as much as possible so I mapped my desktop to a RamDisk. ...
8
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4answers
20k views

How to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?

Is there a way to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?
3
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2answers
1k views

Is there a Windows 7 shortcut to open Windows Explorer showing the Desktop?

Is there a Windows 7 shortcut to open Windows Explorer showing the Desktop? I know that WinD goes to Desktop, but I want to see it in the Windows Explorer. I also know that WinE opens the Windows ...
3
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2answers
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In Windows XP, how do you create a shortcut to the desktop?

Running the command desktop brings up C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Desktop. This is different from the top of the hierarchy, "Desktop". I would like to create a shortcut or create a command ...
1
vote
3answers
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“Access is denied” warning message when trying to view C:\Users\All Users\Desktop

When I try to access C:\Users\All Users\Desktop, it gives me "Access is denied", even though I'm using an administrator account. So what I did was I right click the folder >> Properties >> Security. ...
2
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1answer
773 views

Exe files show the default icon on the desktop, quick launch and in the start menu

Is there any way to fix this? It appears that the user ran some kind of registry cleaner after getting an error. Editing the properties to point directly to a resource in the exe file does not work. ...
4
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6answers
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Explorer (Desktop) Stops Refreshing

After using Windows 7 for a while (say, a few hours), Explorer always stops refreshing my desktop, and I have to close it and re-open it. E.g.: When I delete a file, it doesn't seem to go away even ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Desktop stops working in Windows 7

I'm having an odd problem on one of my Windows 7 machines. At machine startup, explorer.exe is working properly - I can use the Start menu, click on desktop icons, etc. At some later point, though, ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Absolutely stop Windows XP from re-arranging my desktop icons?

(I have Auto Arrange turned off.) I keep icons lined up on the right edge of my desktop so that they peak out around the various windows on my desktop, handy for drag-n-drop. The only problem is that ...
0
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3answers
503 views

After a power failure my XP looks like Windows 2000

After a sudden power failure my WinXP machine shows the taskbar in Win2k style and I can't find any reasonable change in settings that could get the XP look back. What should I look for?