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  • aroyvt Jan 28, 2009

    Helping out a friend so I don't know what was done to the computer. Its a Sony Vaio running Windows Vista. The desktop wallpaper is gone and all the desktop icons are missing. Have tried adding icons and file shortcuts to the desktop and changing the wallpaper: all unsuccessful. The control panel view to change Desktop Background only shows generic picture files, but I can see each picture if I right-click and preview. Found a setting in the registry by searching for HideIcons under Microsoft/Windows/Explorer/Advance that was set to 1 and changed it to 0, then rebooted. No luck. I hate Vista. Will keep looking for an answer.

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Right click on your destop and go to properties and check the display option where u find the settings and choice for the desk top background and u choose one of those and it should work..
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