Lost Desktop Icons



Raptor
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
I recently lost the ability to display or use any desktop icons.
When I right click the desktop and the Display Properites menu appears, the
"arrange icons by" menu is greyed out. I still have them in the toolbar but
cannot get them back on the desktop. I have XP/SP2 installed. This is
probably my fault as this is the first problem with XP I've had in almost a
year but can anyone think of a reason to loose your desktop icons and more
importantly, how do I get that function back. TIA :)

WTC
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
"Raptor" <raptor3344@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>
> I recently lost the ability to display or use any desktop
> icons. When I right click the desktop and the Display Properites menu
> appears, the "arrange icons by" menu is greyed out. I still have them
> in the toolbar but cannot get them back on the desktop. I have
> XP/SP2 installed. This is probably my fault as this is the first
> problem with XP I've had in almost a year but can anyone think of a
> reason to loose your desktop icons and more importantly, how do I get
> that function back. TIA :)
>


This may help you,

Check the "NoDesktop" value in the registry and set the value to 0.
[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer]
and (maybe present)
[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer]

If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop
Set "Hide and disable all items on the desktop" to Not Configured.

--
William

Raptor
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
That worked. Thanks again

"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(anyone)@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Raptor" <raptor3344@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>>
>> I recently lost the ability to display or use any desktop icons.
>> >>
>
>
> This may help you,
>
> > --
> William
>
>
>

WTC
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
"Raptor" <raptor3344@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> That worked. Thanks again
>

You're welcome.

--
William


Lost Desktop Icons