server desktop won't display

Posted on 2006-06-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
One morning, I logged into the server under the administrator account, only to find a blank desktop.  Nothing but the start bar.  If I drill down to c:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop, I can see all the shortcuts and folders, yet none of it is displayed.  I can right-click on the desktop itself and choose New > Folder.  Nothing is visible on the desktop still, but if I hit enter, a new folder appears in windows explorer.  Still nothing on the desktop.  I can create a new folder in windows explorer, but still nothing on the desktop.

Any ideas?
Question by:theamzngq
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    Right click on the desktop, select arrange icons by and then make sure "Show desktop icons" is checked.

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    Wow.  That was it.  Well there you go.  How odd that is!
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    It has happened to me before. Thats how i know this option exist. You will never forget this from now on....:)

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