My Windows7-german-64bit installation worked fine until today.

But this morning I have suddenly lost all my desktop icons.

I can re-enable the icons via

              right-click on desktop > Ansicht > Desktop Symbole anzeigen)
(translation: right-click on desktop > View    > Show Desktop Icons)

But on logoff/logon the icons are lost again!

Any help is very appreciated!

  • Correct translation would be Show Desktop Icons :) – Svish Jan 25 '10 at 14:24
  • Actually, they haven't "disappeared". Like you indicated, they are coming back when checking this "Show Desktop Icons". This is a feature from the desktop. Your problem is rather why this feature is active, and most of all, why it is not saving the status when you log out. – Gnoupi Jan 25 '10 at 14:27

Have you installed all Windows updates?

I had this problem at first (WIn 7 64 bit) but with recent updates it has cured itself.

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