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Old 16-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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my Desktop is somehow locked, can't put anything on it.

Hi,

I have a PC with XP SP2 pro , but it's some 'customized' installation.

The desktop is somehow locked - it's empty, and I can't put any
shortcut or file on the screen. Also I can't right click on the
desktop(no context menu appears).

I have admin rights and can put anything in
C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ or in
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\
folders - but nothing is visible on the screen.
If I right click some file and select Send to / Desktop, a new
shortcut appears in
C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ , but not on the screen.

Should be some registry trick, but I don't know where to look for.
Please suggest something as this is ultra annoying.

Thanks

 
Old 16-08-2007, 04:28 PM   #2
C J.
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<harpo_*************> wrote in message
news:1182542644.109048.169890@o11g2000prd.googlegr oups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a PC with XP SP2 pro , but it's some 'customized' installation.
>
> The desktop is somehow locked - it's empty, and I can't put any
> shortcut or file on the screen. Also I can't right click on the
> desktop(no context menu appears).
>
> I have admin rights and can put anything in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ or in
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\
> folders - but nothing is visible on the screen.
> If I right click some file and select Send to / Desktop, a new
> shortcut appears in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ , but not on the screen.
>
> Should be some registry trick, but I don't know where to look for.
> Please suggest something as this is ultra annoying.
>
> Thanks
>

Hi, try this...

Right Click on your desktop, and select "Arrange Icons By" Click on "show
desktop icons" down near the bottom of submenu.


 
Old 16-08-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
C J.
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Re: my Desktop is somehow locked, can't put anything on it.


<harpo_*************> wrote in message
news:1182542644.109048.169890@o11g2000prd.googlegr oups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a PC with XP SP2 pro , but it's some 'customized' installation.
>
> The desktop is somehow locked - it's empty, and I can't put any
> shortcut or file on the screen. Also I can't right click on the
> desktop(no context menu appears).
>
> I have admin rights and can put anything in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ or in
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\
> folders - but nothing is visible on the screen.
> If I right click some file and select Send to / Desktop, a new
> shortcut appears in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ , but not on the screen.
>
> Should be some registry trick, but I don't know where to look for.
> Please suggest something as this is ultra annoying.
>
> Thanks
>

Hi, try this...

Right Click on your desktop, and select "Arrange Icons By" Click on "show
desktop icons" down near the bottom of submenu.


 
Old 16-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #4
Terry R.
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Re: my Desktop is somehow locked, can't put anything on it.

On 6/22/2007 1:04 PM On a whim, harpo_************* pounded out on the
keyboard

> Hi,
>
> I have a PC with XP SP2 pro , but it's some 'customized' installation.
>
> The desktop is somehow locked - it's empty, and I can't put any
> shortcut or file on the screen. Also I can't right click on the
> desktop(no context menu appears).
>
> I have admin rights and can put anything in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ or in
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\
> folders - but nothing is visible on the screen.
> If I right click some file and select Send to / Desktop, a new
> shortcut appears in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ , but not on the screen.
>
> Should be some registry trick, but I don't know where to look for.
> Please suggest something as this is ultra annoying.
>
> Thanks
>


Hi Harpo,

Since you can't right click on the Desktop, open regedit and navigate to
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\pol icies\explorer
and check for NoDesktop. If it's there and the value is 1, change it to
0. You may have to restart.


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Old 16-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #5
Terry R.
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Re: my Desktop is somehow locked, can't put anything on it.

On 6/22/2007 1:04 PM On a whim, harpo_************* pounded out on the
keyboard

> Hi,
>
> I have a PC with XP SP2 pro , but it's some 'customized' installation.
>
> The desktop is somehow locked - it's empty, and I can't put any
> shortcut or file on the screen. Also I can't right click on the
> desktop(no context menu appears).
>
> I have admin rights and can put anything in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ or in
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\
> folders - but nothing is visible on the screen.
> If I right click some file and select Send to / Desktop, a new
> shortcut appears in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Desktop\ , but not on the screen.
>
> Should be some registry trick, but I don't know where to look for.
> Please suggest something as this is ultra annoying.
>
> Thanks
>


Hi Harpo,

Since you can't right click on the Desktop, open regedit and navigate to
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\pol icies\explorer
and check for NoDesktop. If it's there and the value is 1, change it to
0. You may have to restart.


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Old 16-08-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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On 6/22/2007 3:07 PM On a whim, harpo_************* pounded out on the
keyboard

> Thanks a lot Terry!
>
> I'm not on the PC in question now, but I created this on the current
> PC with a value of 1 for NoDesktop, rebooted, and have exactly the
> same sympthoms - so this should be it!
> Thank you!
>


You're welcome!

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Old 16-08-2007, 04:36 PM   #7
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Re: my Desktop is somehow locked, can't put anything on it.

On 6/22/2007 3:07 PM On a whim, harpo_************* pounded out on the
keyboard

> Thanks a lot Terry!
>
> I'm not on the PC in question now, but I created this on the current
> PC with a value of 1 for NoDesktop, rebooted, and have exactly the
> same sympthoms - so this should be it!
> Thank you!
>


You're welcome!

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Terry R.

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