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Topic # 215396 25-Jun-2017 22:32
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Operating system: Windows 7.


Computer: ASUS P550L


I had a small corruption on my ASUS laptop some time ago after which windows desktop stopped displaying the icons at startup.


I can manually tick the 'display desktop icons' option to fix this but previously the default was always ticked.


I've tried various methods to fix the problem but haven't found a solution.


Can anyone help?





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  Reply # 1806698 25-Jun-2017 23:25
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Perhaps it has something to do with Active Desktop being enabled?



Not sure you can actually disable it through a user interface in Windows 7 but you can through Policy or Registry Editor.



In earlier versions of Windows you could hide desktop/folder items using desktop.ini not sure if that applied to Windows 7 though.

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