Vista problem - deleted items returning to desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Doodlesmum, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Doodlesmum

    Doodlesmum Guest

    Despite deleting items off the desktop and then emptying the trash, everytime
    we log back in - the items return.

    Also - cannot save anything to my documents - only to desktop.

    Any ideas what we can do to fix this?
    Doodlesmum, Apr 27, 2008
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  2. Doodlesmum

    Frankster Guest

    Despite deleting items off the desktop and then emptying the trash,
    Sounds like a file permission problem. For some reason Vista is not saving
    your profile when you log off. There are other things that can cause this
    The "My Documents" folder in Vista is only a virtual link meant to
    automatically redirect items to the new Vista "Documents" folder. Try saving
    straight to the "Documents" folder.

    Frankster, Apr 27, 2008
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  3. Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 27, 2008

  4. The prior responses may well be right, but I have found a number of
    applications that recheck for that desktop icon each time they are updated
    or triggered by some other event and just add the icon each time it does not
    find one. I had one program that did it every time it was run. On some I
    was able to dig down through the settings and could turn off that "feature"
    One or two I just totally deleted off my machine.

    Good Luck
    Joseph Meehan, Apr 28, 2008
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