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Desktop icons disappeared. How to get them back?
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JFB

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2017, 20:26    Post subject:  Desktop icons disappeared. How to get them back?  

I'm running Tahrpup 6.0.5. I had a power failure; now my desktop icons are missing. Can someone please tell me how to restore the desktop icons? Thanks...
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8Geee


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2017, 22:01    Post subject:  

Quick idea... reload the CD and boot.

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JFB

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2017, 22:53    Post subject:  

In the end, I re-installed the entire os...
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Thoranaga

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2017, 01:10    Post subject:  

You just need to replace one file : 'globicons' from /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/globicons with original or backuped one .
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JFB

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2017, 08:43    Post subject:  

Good to know...
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2017, 08:52    Post subject:  

a trick that worked for me a few times:
open Menu->Desktop->JWMDeskmanager and select Icon Layout
then select Tradional Full Icon layout and click "Apply" button.
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yft77

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2018, 01:07    Post subject:  

thanks rockedge, it worked for me. the icons came back but, the puppy picture did not. i'm using tahr 6.0.5 32 bit no pae.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2018, 01:20    Post subject:  

yft77,

What Puppy picture?
Are you talking about the image for the desktop background?

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yft77

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2018, 01:31    Post subject:  

i was talking about the default background pic of the two puppies.

anyway i fixed it - all you have to do is when you're at JWM Desk, just click on background and select the one you want.
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2018, 08:58    Post subject:  

Delete the icon cache an let it rebuild.
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musher0

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2018, 14:08    Post subject:  

Hi, people.

I got into the habit of making periodical back-ups of file
/root/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/globicons
since it grows, adding the icons you place (and remove) on your ROX
desktop and in the ROX panels, if you use ROX panels.

There is another globicons file at /root/Choices/ROX-Filer, but it has
no effect on the desktop icons.

Then, if you run into the "no desktop icons" situation -- it may happen
for a number of reasons --, all you have to do is open a console and
type (or copy and paste from here)
Code:
cp /root/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/globicons.bak /root/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/globicons
rox -p ~/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
# maybe
# rox -l < name of your ROX left panel file >
# rox -t < name of your ROX top panel file >
# etc., if you are using the ROX panels.
and you have your desktop back.

IHTH.

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