Missing icons

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Lulu - Sep 11, 2010 at 04:59 AM
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- Sep 11, 2010 at 05:00 AM
Hello,

I am using Windows XP operating system and while logging in my account, my desktop icons are mising. The Desktop has just its wallpaper on it and the icons are not there. I can access to them through the start and then going to my documents which means that they are still on the computer, how can I have them back? Thanks.


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Sep 11, 2010 at 05:00 AM
Please follow these steps:

reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.

Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type notepad and press Enter.

A notepad window opens. Type the following text into notepad:

[Version]
Signature="$Chicago$"
Provider=Myantispyware.com

[DefaultInstall]
AddReg=regsec

[regsec]
HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0
HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"

Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.

In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.

In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted.

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