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#1 genthore

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:12 PM

I recently moved a few unused desktop icons on my wifes account to the unused icon folder. I just realized that an icon also disappeared from my account desktop - is that supposed to happen? we both have administrators privileges Im running XPsp2. The problem I am having is that the icon that disappeared from my desktop was one that is for a remote file lock folder that I got from the TrendMicro website. I cant seem to find any files anywhere on my entire system that refer to remote file lock or trend micro for that matter because I uninstalled PC cillin months ago but I left the password protected folder on my desktop. The only instance I can find that has anything to do with it is in the unused desktop icons folder on my wifes account. when I click on that icon in the unused desktop icon folder it prompts me for my password and opens the folder but I have no Idea where the folder is located or how to replace the icon that links to it that somehow disappeared from my desktop. Any clue anybody? is there a way to restore all the unused desktop icons that I removed? I tried dragging them out of the folder back onto the desktop but that didnt work.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:42 PM

Not sure if this is what you mean:
From Microsoft
"Restore Shortcuts
If a shortcut that you want is removed, follow these steps to restore the shortcut:
1. On the desktop, double-click the Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder. The Unused Desktop Shortcuts dialog box is displayed.

NOTE: If the Unused Desktop Shortcuts dialog box is maximized, click the Restore Down button (appears to the left of the red Close button).
2. Drag the shortcut that you want to the Windows desktop.
3. Close the Unused Desktop Shortcuts dialog box."
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 07:31 AM

Your desktop is actually constructed from 2 accounts on the PC - your account (which is derived from the Default User account) and the All Users account. So deleting/moving an icon that belongs to the All User account will remove it from all user's desktops.
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