All of my desktop icons and files disappeared

I’m using my desktop to keep some shortcuts and also to store some files that I work with or just downloaded from internet. A few days ago all of my desktop icons and files disappeared. However, when I go to Computer->Desktop the icons and files are still presented and available. I saw other users having similar problems but no proper solution for the problem.

OK. Most of the time in this situation, the solution is very simple:

1. Right Click on Desktop

2. Go to View Menu

3. Select “Show Desktop Icons”


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    1. Hi … Is your problem similar to the one presented here? Can you describe it a little bit so I can figure out if I can help you … thank you!