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Desktop disappeared.

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I have Windows 98 and XP pro. In 98, the desktop is disappeared, no icons are visible - no my computer, IE, other icons. Only the toolbar is visible. There is no such problem in the XP. In 98, the desktop folder shows all the icons. How to get back the desktop ?  
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  TheMysticWave replied 11 years ago.

Greetings:


Go to your desktop....right click mouse......then click on "arrange icons  by"  check off "show desktop icons" ...this should restore your icons.


If you have any trouble, please let me know.


Bright Blessings.


Peace, Love & Happiness,


The Mystic Wave


 

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to TheMysticWave's Post:  Let me check it out in PC.
Expert:  TheMysticWave replied 11 years ago.

Greetings:


No problem - let me know...I have Windows XP - and had Windows 98 - what I described above should work for you.


If the information was helpful, please accept.


Thank you.


Bright Blessings.


Peace, Love & Happiness,


The Mystic Wave


 

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to TheMysticWave's Post:

 >Go to your desktop....right click mouse......then click on >"arrange icons  by"  check off "show desktop icons" ...this
> should restore your icons.

There is no "show desktop icons" in PC. What to do ?




Expert:  TheMysticWave replied 11 years ago.

Greetings:


Thank you for responding to my post.


Did you go to your desktop and right click mouse? Do you see "Arrange Icons by"? If so, click on that - and then you will see "show desktop icons"....you need to make sure that it is checked....this should restore your desktop icons.


Otherwise, click on "Start" - go to "Settings" then "Control Panel" - then "Display" then "Desktop" - then "Customize Desktop" check off the items you wished displayed on your desktop - or click on "restore default" and click on "ok"....your icons should be restored...you may need to restart your computer....


If you have any further questions, please let me know.


If this response was helpful, please accept.


Thank you.


Bright Blessings.


Peace, Love & Happiness,


The Mystic Wave

Customer: replied 11 years ago.

 1. There is no "show desktop icons".


2. >click on "Start" - go to "Settings" then "Control Panel" - >then "Display" then "Desktop" - then "Customize Desktop"

There is no "Desktop" and so no "Customise Desktop".



Expert:  Andrew J. replied 11 years ago.

Windows 98 sometimes has problems with corrupt desktop icon files. Go to your control panel and see if there is an icon labeled "TweakUI". If there is not follow this link, and download and install TweakUI.


http://www.download.com/Tweak-UI/3000-2341_4-2830963.html?tag=lst-0-1


Once you have that program installed, you can access it from your control panel. Once you start tweakUI, select Repair, select Rebuild Icons, then click Repair Now. Then restart windows.


From TweakUI you can also select which icons to display from the desktop tab.


Let me know if this works or if you need further help!


___________________
- Firekhan


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Andrew J.'s Post:  Was busy these days. I will try your method and let you know.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to TheMysticWave's Post:  Was busy these days. I will try your method and let you know.
Expert:  TheMysticWave replied 11 years ago.

No problem....Let me know if you have any further questions.


Bright Blessings.


Peace, Love & Happiness,


The Mystic Wave 

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