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How can i get all my icons back on my desktop? i searched for them as (desktop icons) and there they were. can you help me?

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Ok sometimes this happen and the bottom bar of the screen disappears with the destop icons so go to task manager by clicking Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click on 'New Task' and type in 'explorer.exe' and it should come up. You should do this everytime when you start your computer if the icon disappears everytime.

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Arrange your desktop icons the way you like.

If you have lots of desktop icons on your desktop then this tip is for you.

Have you been searching for a way to arrange, group and organize your desktop icons so that you can easily locate and find them? Do you download a file on your desktop and then trying to see where did it go on your desktop.

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Hope it helped. If not please give more details about your operating system.

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My kids have put a picture on my desktop and i don't have no icons on it I'm trying to get the icons back on my desktop

Move your mouse to the bottom of the screen and right-click once. Then you should have a "Show Desktop" option or un-check the "Hide Desktop icons" Click that and all your icons should re-appear. Unless of course they actually deleted your icons :'

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How to delete alot icon and alot toolbar from the desktop (search)

Just click on the icon and press delete key on keyboard.
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I need the icon back on my Inspiron 570 desktop. It helps me adjust the volumn by showing a little meter that you can raise or lower. HOw can I get it on my screen . thanks for any help.

There are two reasons one due to the hidden desktop icons and the other due to different user login. If you have logged in using another user ID, try logoff and login to your ID.
If it is due to hidden desktop icons, then right click on the empty area of the desktop, select "Arrange Icons by" on the context menu, and then click on "Show Desktop Icons"

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  • Windows XP
    Change Default Icons in Windows XP
  1. Step 1 Start Windows in your normal fashion.
  2. Step 2 Click the Start menu and select the "My Computer" option. Alternately, you can double-click the "My Computer" desktop icon if you've enabled it to appear on the desktop.
  3. Step 3 Double-click on your hard drive to open the directory.
  4. Step 4 Find the program for which you wish to change the associated icon. You'll need to know its location on the hard drive. If you don't know where it is, you can use the Start menu "Search" feature to locate it.
  5. Step 5 Right-click on the file, and click the "Properties" menu option. This will open the Properties menu for the file.
  6. Step 6 Click the "Change Icon" button. If there is no "Change Icon" button, you will need to create a desktop icon instead. To do so, cancel out of the Properties menu and right-click the file again. This time, select "Send to -> Desktop (create shortcut)."
  7. Step 7 Click on one of the icons that appears in the list. If the icon you want isn't on the list, click the "Browse" button to search for more icons.
  8. Step 8 Click "OK" once you've chosen the icon you'd like to use.
  9. Step 9 Click "Apply" to confirm your changes, and then click "OK" to close the window.
  10. Step 10 Wait a moment to see the icon change. There are times, like when a lot of system resources are in use, when icon changes can take a moment to appear.

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My desktop is blank all icons are gone with icon tray !

- Open Task Manager
- Terminate Explorer.exe (may of hung on start up) on the Processes Tab
- Back on the Applications Tab, click on New Task and type explorer after about a minute does the start menu and windows bar come back?
- If so download all the latest virus defs for your AV software and also the latest (and free) spybot search and destroy 1.6.2 - do a sweep for both spyware and software and remove all and reboot your PC.

This should help you - if not joy I would boot into Safe Mode and look at a system restore point. Also look for any unusual processes that are running in Task Manager - or ones you don't recognize since you last looked at them - if one looks dodgy, do a google search on it to see if its harmful and should be killed.

Good Luck

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I lost the MSN butterfly icon on my desktop

go to START then SEARCH then in the search box,, type MSN.exe then click Search.. then right click on the msn application icon and choose Send to desktop
Or Simply go to START/ PROGRAMS/ and look for MSN.. right click on the icon and choose send to desktop...

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Microsoft word

  1. Check to see if the executable file is still present
  1. Start
  2. search
  3. files and folders
  4. all files and folders
  5. winword
  6. search
  7. if it comes up right click and open containing folder.
  8. right click and send to desktop

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