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Posted on 2016-10-04
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I had this question after viewing Dual monitors; open apps on #2 only.

I came back to this question to find out how to recover my missing desktop icons but discovered that only part of the exchange gets saved so can't find the answer I was looking for.

Today, when I started my computer all the icon on my #2 monitor's desktop were gone and all the icons on my #1's monitor were on the #2 monitor!  I want to recover the icons that were on my #2 monitor.

I was told in this posting to copy the icons from a folder but I don't remember what the folder was called or where I can find it.
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I tried to "edit" that message but it wouldn't accept keyboard input.  

What happened was MOST of the desktop icons on my #2 monitor went missing, only 4 out of 20 remain.  There were none on my #1 monitor, I forgot, I'd moved them all onto the #2 monitor earlier in the week.
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Mike, I think you've being looking at the wrong question in your History - this might be the one that has the exchange you mention
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28970639/Icons-shifted-off-2-monitor-to-the-1-monitor.html

Shortcuts in Windows all have the file extension ".lnk" so if you've herded all your shortcuts from one monitor into a folder but forgotten where you put it you can open a Windows Explorer window and search for any shortcut using the search term

*.lnk

 - my guess is you'll find it in C:\Users\<Your profile name>\Desktop
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by:mikecox_
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Yes!  Thanks (-;  And for pointing out that the extension, so I will be able to find lost links.
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