Ghost icons on desktop

Posted: 02-16-2009, 11:48 PM
I had some problems with a program, fiddled about with Vista, and ended up
losing all my early restore points. Also, the ghost icons you get when you
open a Word document stay on the desktop even when the documents are closed.
(In fact, there's even a ghost icon labelled "Desktop" which is there before
I open any program at all, just after a reboot.) How can I get rid of these
ghost images?

Thanks.


Ghost icons on desktop


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Malke
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Re: Ghost icons on desktop
Posted: 02-17-2009, 12:24 PM
Tim Walters wrote:
> I had some problems with a program, fiddled about with Vista, and ended up
> losing all my early restore points. Also, the ghost icons you get when you
> open a Word document stay on the desktop even when the documents are
> closed. (In fact, there's even a ghost icon labelled "Desktop" which is
> there before I open any program at all, just after a reboot.) How can I
> get rid of these ghost images?
Those aren't "ghost images". They are hidden files. You probably turned on
"view hidden files" when you were fiddling. Just turn them off.

Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab
"Show hidden files and folders" (uncheck)

Apply/OK out.

Malke
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