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smadison

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:tazz: My darling little girl did something to my desktop. More than half of the shortcut icons disappeared. How do I restore my desktop? My system is XP. Can anyone help me!!!!
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Rawe

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If she didn't remove the programs, only those shortcuts, this should be simple. First of all, have you checked that are they on the recycle bin? If they are, you can just move them all back from there. If not,
Then, you can check the Add/Remove programs list, that if there is all the programs you have, she didn't uninstall them or anything. If everything is there, you can try going;
Start -> Programs -> And then right-click on the programs you want a shortcut from. Just choose to create a shortcut and move it on the desktop. Hope this helps.

You can also try a system restore but I think the suggestions above should get your shortcut icons back if the programs isn't uninstalled.

- Rawe :tazz:
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John_L

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My mother just had the very same problem, this is what i found.

Is there a folder on your desktop called unused icons?

If there is then that is where you will probably find them.

Just a suggestion to add along side rawes. :tazz:
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