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Old 04-18-2007
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desktop icons
My desktop underwent a change today. I lost several icons, and the remaining
ones "doubled" (2 of everything) and they appear to be the icons that were
originally loaded (the computer is less that 2 weeks old). When I delete one
icon, its "twin" is still there, but inoperable. When I try to create a
shortcut on the desktop, I get the message: :"Windows could not place the
shortcut on the desktop. Check to see if the disc is full." What disc?
This is the second time this has happened. The first time (about 7 days ago)
I did a system restore.
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Old 04-18-2007
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Re: desktop icons
I suggest you run chkdsk /r (which is quite time consuming). It sounds
like a possible hard drive problem.

"Mac3438" <Mac3438@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news0F79AE3-328F-4F5C-8D33-62EEABA1AD05@microsoft.com...
> My desktop underwent a change today. I lost several icons, and the
> remaining
> ones "doubled" (2 of everything) and they appear to be the icons that were
> originally loaded (the computer is less that 2 weeks old). When I delete
> one
> icon, its "twin" is still there, but inoperable. When I try to create a
> shortcut on the desktop, I get the message: :"Windows could not place the
> shortcut on the desktop. Check to see if the disc is full." What disc?
> This is the second time this has happened. The first time (about 7 days
> ago)
> I did a system restore.


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Old 04-18-2007
Keith Miller MVP
 

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Re: desktop icons
Try opening a command prompt window, then pasting the following commands,
noting the results of each.

reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ex plorer\User
Shell Folders" /v "Common Desktop"

reg query "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ex plorer\User
Shell Folders" /v "Desktop"

Watch out for line wrap. The normal results for each should be:

Common Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %PUBLIC%\Desktop

Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

You can check the contents of each by pasting %public% in the Start Search
box, the clicking on 'Public Desktop' in the resulting Explorer window. Do
the same for %userprofile%, checking the 'Desktop' folder.


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Good Luck,

Keith
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]

"Mac3438" <Mac3438@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news0F79AE3-328F-4F5C-8D33-62EEABA1AD05@microsoft.com...
> My desktop underwent a change today. I lost several icons, and the
> remaining
> ones "doubled" (2 of everything) and they appear to be the icons that were
> originally loaded (the computer is less that 2 weeks old). When I delete
> one
> icon, its "twin" is still there, but inoperable. When I try to create a
> shortcut on the desktop, I get the message: :"Windows could not place the
> shortcut on the desktop. Check to see if the disc is full." What disc?
> This is the second time this has happened. The first time (about 7 days
> ago)
> I did a system restore.


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