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Desktop icons does not appear

My desktop icons lost due to virus it included messenger,adsl dial up, threat fire (for security) etc. plz help me find a solution

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I guess the best thing to do is to download an explorer from the net and try it using task manager

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Re: desktop icons does not appear

Have you checked the Documents and Settings folder? Basically, Desktop Icons are just shortcuts/links to actual programs.

Since you know which programs had shortcuts to the desktop, use the My Computer in the Start Menu to go to the Program Files and Windows directories to go to the actual program. Then "Right-Mouse Click" these programs, choose "Send to" -> "Desktop". A shortcut will be created on the desktop.

For the standard Windows Icons, use the right mouse click, select Properties, Go to Desktop, click Advanced then select My Computer, etc....

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