Windows XP desktop not visible

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi I have a laptop windows xp sp3 that will not allow me to view the desktop folder. This machine was infected but now the infection is removed. I have looked up a way to change the directory of desktop to something else.
The folder is there in the user profile c:\Document and Settings\user with spaces in the name of the folder\Desktop.

Can anyone help?
Question by:sorush
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    Accepted Solution

    Right click on an empty space on the Desktop > Arrange & then Show Desktop Icons

    Expert Comment

    check the permission of the folder

    OR Open it throuth command shell
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    by:Brian Gee
    Run this tool to remove the hidden flags on files and folders.

    If the above doesn't fix it, try running RogueKiller option 6.

    Author Closing Comment

    How stupid was I , I thought this must be really complicated
    LVL 17

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    No Worries :)

    Author Comment

    Thanks for all the help.

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