All my task bar and desktop icons missing

yakuja Posts 1 Registration date Sunday September 28, 2008 Status Member Last seen September 28, 2008 - Updated on Jun 15, 2017 at 05:00 PM
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Can anyone help me out with this problem

all my windows desktop icons and task bar dissapears ..
the only thing I can run is pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del and running task manager....
cant help myself when running in safe mode also.
cant restore to earlier check point...

is this some kind of virus or........
need help ASAP

7 responses

I spent 5 days to solve this problem

Ctr + Alt + Delete // File - New Task (run...) //
// OK
This will show your desktop icons but not solve the problem
To solve it just do this steps
  • 1- copy explorer.exe from other clean computer (from C:\WINDOWS)
  • 2- in your computer go to C:\WINDOWS
  • 3- show hidden files from (Tools - Folder Options - View - Show hidden files and folders)
  • 4- delete explorer.exe and any other files start with explorer...
  • 5- put the new file (explorer.exe)
  • 6- log off or restart
  • 7- log on

Congratulation your desktop healthy now
Apple Girllllll
Feb 10, 2009 at 08:11 AM


Thank you super much, without you my laptop prob will never be solved!

Thanks a whole lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This works!! I'm sooo happpy and grateful for the tip.. Thanks once again..