Desktop Icons Missing and Right-Click on desktop doesn't work. HELP!

Posted: 07-20-2003, 03:18 AM
I have been trying to solve this for awhile. My desktop
icons are not showing up. A while ago I right-clicked on
the desktop and unchecked the SHOW DESKTOP ICONS option.
I often toggled this on and off. About a month ago I went
to toggle it back on and I can't get to it. When I right-
click on the desktop, nothing happens. I can right click
on the toolbar and any other item, so the right-click
function is working. But I cannot find any way to restore
my desktop icons. I have tried logging off as the current
user and back on as the local domain administrator and
the symptoms persist there also, so it is a machine-level
issue. Please help, I can't seem to find the information
I need to fix this and it is really starting to bother
me. Thanks!!!

Desktop Icons Missing and Right-Click on desktop doesn't work. HELP!


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Re: Desktop Icons Missing and Right-Click on desktop doesn't work. HELP!
Posted: 07-20-2003, 03:23 AM
Try here http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm line 195 right side.

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"John Schneider" <john@bizopz.com> wrote in message
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| I have been trying to solve this for awhile. My desktop
| icons are not showing up. A while ago I right-clicked on
| the desktop and unchecked the SHOW DESKTOP ICONS option.
| I often toggled this on and off. About a month ago I went
| to toggle it back on and I can't get to it. When I right-
| click on the desktop, nothing happens. I can right click
| on the toolbar and any other item, so the right-click
| function is working. But I cannot find any way to restore
| my desktop icons. I have tried logging off as the current
| user and back on as the local domain administrator and
| the symptoms persist there also, so it is a machine-level
| issue. Please help, I can't seem to find the information
| I need to fix this and it is really starting to bother
| me. Thanks!!!


John Schneider
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Re: Desktop Icons Missing and Right-Click on desktop doesn't work. HELP!
Posted: 07-20-2003, 03:53 AM
Hi. I tried it. Unfortunately the problem persists. But
thanks for trying to help. Still looking for a solution...
John Schneider
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Re: Desktop Icons Missing and Right-Click on desktop doesn't work. HELP!
Posted: 07-20-2003, 04:05 AM
I did find a tweak on that site that helped the icons
come back. I'm not sure if it was the VBS file
activedesktop.vbs or maybe securedesktopundo.reg that did
it. But, I can't tell for sure because I had to reboot
before they appeared. However, I still don't have the
option when I right-click to SHOW or HIDE desktop icons.
Anyone have any ideas about this?

THANKS PAUL! This is more progress than I have had on
this for a long time! - John
Kelly
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Re: Desktop Icons Missing and Right-Click on desktop doesn't work. HELP!
Posted: 07-20-2003, 06:40 AM
Hi John,

This generally happens when Active Desktop has been disabled. It has to do
with Shell State. Run the edit on line 246, then crash explorer.exe to see
the results.

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"John Schneider" <john@bizopz.com> wrote in message
news:02d301c34e6d$895e3440$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> I have been trying to solve this for awhile. My desktop
> icons are not showing up. A while ago I right-clicked on
> the desktop and unchecked the SHOW DESKTOP ICONS option.
> I often toggled this on and off. About a month ago I went
> to toggle it back on and I can't get to it. When I right-
> click on the desktop, nothing happens. I can right click
> on the toolbar and any other item, so the right-click
> function is working. But I cannot find any way to restore
> my desktop icons. I have tried logging off as the current
> user and back on as the local domain administrator and
> the symptoms persist there also, so it is a machine-level
> issue. Please help, I can't seem to find the information
> I need to fix this and it is really starting to bother
> me. Thanks!!!
 
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