How come my desktop icons disappeared after installing Microsoft Word?

by on May 19, 2010

Q: I have a friend who bought a desktop computer with Windows 7. She later bought Microsoft Word and attempted to load it. When she did, all of her desktop icons and documents disappeared. She did try system restore. What next? Help please? Hail to the Geeks!


One Response to “How come my desktop icons disappeared after installing Microsoft Word?”
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    1. Right click the desktop
    2. Select View -> Show Desktop Icon
    3. Make sure the option is checked.