Jerry, Is there any chance that you see a folder on your desktop labled "Unused Shortcuts"? If so, double click it. You might find your missing icons in that folder. WinXP has a "feature" that will automatically delete icons if you don't use them, but it usually puts them in a folder on your desktop. Spider http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 http://spider1.blogspot.com/ http://erablog.net/blogs/Spider1/ -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jerry G. Harris Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 3:01 AM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Loss of Desktop Shortcut Icons after MS Security Updates Open Message: Last evening I ran the MS system update for critical and essential program updates that I might need. Found that I lacked five. Downloaded them and noticed that had a quick download to dnlod folder but was extremely slow placing them in my system (my dnloads are to a dnload folder then open them to computer... can better keep track of what-when updates were made). After rebooting the PC I noticed that I had lost the shortcut Icons on the desktop... ALL of them. I immediately tried "go-back" and found several "OK" locations. I returned to previous day opening. This did not recover the lost Desktop Shortcut Icons. After a second reboot I tried Safe Mode Administrator and found same lack of Desktop Shortcut Icons. The only way I now have to access programs is by the " start" button and this makes it most difficult. Can anyone point me in the right direction to correct my problem?? I would like to return to having the shortcuts (selected) on the desktop to more quickly access the programs. Your thoughts, please. Jerry G. Harris jgharris@xxxxxxxx The Woodlands, TX 77382 For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.