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Desktop Icons Disappear Randomly


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#1 Michael-Anthony

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:22 AM

I noticed this last night.

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as you can see, show desktop icons is set however they arent there...

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Here's the basic rundown.. I installed Adobe 9, (with its :huh: addon adobe air) :huh: but i prevented adobe air from completely installing, by simply denying the changed from my firewall. :huh:

The Adobe donwload manager was still on the desktop, and I wanted it gone, so i erased it with DoD style 7 pass wipe. :) (after trying to drag it to the recycle bin, only to have explorer crash and restart with it still on the desktop.)

Anyway, I found out that Adobe Air did in fact partially install, and I removed it from the programs and features area.

How do I make it so my desktop icons don't disappear? B) :huh:
and why is adobe like this? what is their problem?

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:40 AM

It would seem the icons disappear whenever the computer goes idle.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:46 AM

Now i think it has something to do with my power4gear extreme power settings.

Quiet office removes the desktop icons.

but I don't know how it got that way.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:35 PM

Hmmmmmm seems Windows Installer is whacky on Vista anyway. I used to have a program that asked me if I wanted to install it every time I ran it(and yes it was already installed.) Turns out there's a Microsoft tool you can download from MS that cleans out some of the Windows Installer garbage. That cleared up the thing of it asking me to install stuff, but if I try to create a Restore Point via a script that works in XP, it won't work. Some of the WMI system information stuff is hosed and I had to go through hell to get rid of some of the OEM crap that came preinstalled.

Generally I don't like firewalls. They protect your system by making sure nothing works right! I use the Router protections and Sandboxie when I want to safe surf.

Anyway, I would search MS knowledge base articles. It may be related to Windows Installer Vista quirks.
Also if Adobe has a forum you may find other people that already fixed what you've got.

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