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Win8 Desktop "locked"

  1. #1


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    Win8 Desktop "locked"


    I have done a re-install of WIN8 due to stabilty and speed issues.

    It is a DUAL boot with Ubuntu 13.04, but this is not the problem.

    The DESKTOP (I use Classic Shell) to get to the Desktop not the START screen. This worked well with my previous install.

    However, I can't put ANYTHING on the blank Desktop - the folder Desktop has TONS of stuff in it.

    Checked Permissions. Tried to Create a new folder or shortcut - it SAYS it's OK, and puts the New Folder in the Desktop folder, but it does NOT appear on my Desktop.

    The Background works and I can get the Next Background by right clicking and selectin Next Desktop Background.

    The START screen Icon of Desktop is also blank, except for my Background.

    Any ideas about this weird problem?

    Your ideas would be appreciated.

    COLIN

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    WIN8


    EASY solution - Right Click on Desktop - Select: View - Show Icons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Found the answer from a response from a Windows Secrets Lounge post I made.

    NO idea how a new install hid the icons!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Win8 Desktop "locked"
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