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My icons disappeared – Windows desktop icons disappeared – Get desktop icons back

%image_alt%Oh no!  Your Windows desktop icons have disappeared.  That usually means either of two things.  Either you were click-happy and hid your icons or you have a virus. 

Here’s how to get your desktop icons back:

  1. Right-click any empty blank space on your desktop.
  2. Select View->and make sure Show desktop icons is checked.

If that doesn’t work, you most likely have the Windows Restore virus or another virus.  You can remove the desktop icon removal virus by doing the following:

  1. Install and run Unhide which will make your desktop files visible again.
  2. Then, run RogueKiller.
  3. Finally, update and run your antivirus full scan.
  4. If that doesn’t work, bring your computer to a certified NYC virus removal company.

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Got any further questions? Walk in for a free diagnostic in NYC:

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Outside NYC? Just mail in your device if in the US.