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Most desktop icons disappeared, Outlook Express can't open msgs.

Most of the desktop icons but not all disappeared. Outlook Express tries to open most but not all of the unread messages saying Can't Send Receipt. None of the messages requested a receipt. After ''playing'' with the problem I find that the icons somehow became ''hidden files.'' When I tell my PC to display hidden files I can see all of them on the desktop in their hazy condition. All of this happened simultaneously, the hidden files and the Outlook Express problem. I opened a new email account under the same Outlook Express with the same setup conditions and it works fine. Switch to the old one and it fails.

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  • miked224 Feb 22, 2009

    Problem is with the inbox. Moved everything out of it and they can be opened without receipt notification. Had to unhide all of my files. Inbox still corrupted so started a new email file. It works fine. Thanks for all the suggestions. Ran a bunch of antivirus/trojan programs that found nothing.

  • Jason Edinger May 11, 2010

    Have you tried using a restore point in System Restore?


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Yo can download free AVG antivirus at free avg website(you can search it in google) download and install. however the infection is severe then you need to remove your hard drive and then attach it to other computer and then scan that drive until all virus is deleted. if this not resolve the issue then you have to back up your files and then format and reinstall the operating system.

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