My Computer Icon

  donmar 19:40 20 Oct 2004

When I click on My Computer the box opens but the icons showing the contents have vanished and the box is empty.
I have XP Home.
Can anyone help please. Thank you

  Graham ® 19:49 20 Oct 2004

Try Start, My Computer. The icon may be pointing to the wrong place.

  donmar 20:06 20 Oct 2004

Hi Douglas
Tried that but its not there.In fact I notice that every file I open does not display.Eg My docs seems empty etc. Don

  Xzrox 21:44 20 Oct 2004

*stabs in the dark* The 'web' template for displaying folders and their content may possibly have become corrupt. Try and view a particular folder's settings and when you're in the dialogue box, alter the type of view to something different and apply these changes; then go back to the dialogue box and return the settings to how you had them originally.

  donmar 16:01 21 Oct 2004

Thanks Xzrox
Did That and got everything showing again in My Documents but I don't seem able to change any in my computer to show what s in the file.

Thanks for the suggestion it works ok for some folders.


  rawprawn 17:11 21 Oct 2004

Try this Start/Run/ type sfc /scannow (note the space between sfc and /) you may need your XP disc.

  donmar 18:35 21 Oct 2004

Thanks rawprawn.

I just get 'cannot find sfc'

  rawprawn 09:47 22 Oct 2004

When you say you can't find it what do you mean ?
Try this way, put your XP disc in the drive and when it loads hit Exit, but leave the disc in the drive. Next go to Start /click on Run and type sfc /scannow (Watch the spce as I said before)You will see a small program that shows the progress being made.If you are on XP it is there.

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