Solved my icons disappeared after some got removed by intrusive

May 16, 2013 at 08:49:12
Specs: Windows XP
I was doing somehting on the computer when a screen came and asked to remove icons not used a lot. I tried ot cancel it, but now half my shortcuts are gone. Hiow do I bring them back

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May 16, 2013 at 11:25:06
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Start >> All Programs.
All (or most) of your application shortcuts are in this list.

Find one that you want to have on your desktop.
Right-click and drag it on to desktop.
Release mouse button.
Left-click "Copy here".

Repeat for other shortcuts you want to have on the desktop.

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May 16, 2013 at 11:29:27
THANK YOU!!! It works like a charm. I just have to remember to click COPY HERE This is GREAT!!!

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May 16, 2013 at 13:29:02
Wonderful. I'm glad you were able to follow my instructions.

Regards, Phillip.

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May 17, 2013 at 12:53:27
It sounds like the Desktop Cleanup Wizard, which is enabled by default.

To disable it, right-click your desktop and go to Properties to open Desktop Properties. On the Desktop tab, click Customize Desktop. At the bottom, uncheck "Run desktop cleanup wizard..."

The thing is that Desktop Cleanup Wizard should have created a folder on your desktop where it moved all the "unused" shortcut icons to. So, you should have been able to open it up, cut/paste the shortcuts back to your desktop, then deleted the now empty folder.

That function never accurately understood what was truly unused on my desktop, so it's one of the first things I disable when I install Windows XP.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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