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Win8 Desktop Icons and Wallpaper all missing

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    Win8 Desktop Icons and Wallpaper all missing

    When I click "desktop" from the Win8 tiles, it usually takes me to my desktop and icons. It brings me to a purple screen with only the windows logo in the lower left corner. I do not get a pop up menu when I right click on the desktop. All other users have their desktop icons. Restarted the computer didn't work. Ran MBam with no problems, AVG working, no viruses. Changed display settings to get it to "refresh" but that didn't work. I verified it is only displaying on one monitor. I think I've tried just about everything I have found on the web, but nothing has restored my desktop icons. I basically don't have a "desktop" as I cannot right click to add new icons. It is more than just not displaying my icons.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Try running:

    sfc /scannow

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    sfc /scannow

    in elevated command prompts.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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