moderated Re: Now, I've Lost Word from my Desktop

Ward Dudley


Nope it wasn't you.  LOL  I thought the same thing.  Then I thought that something had gotten into my computer.  I did all kings of scans and even called Microsoft line but there was nothing. 

Computers have to love them but sometimes GRRRRRRR!. 


On 7/28/2020 2:55 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

I was afraid it was me. I kept asking myself what I had done. But the thing is, Word was on my desktop, and the next time I turned on my computer, it was gone. It wasn’t in the Recycle Bin, either.


Shirley Tracy


From: Ward Dudley
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Now, I've Lost Word from my Desktop


It's been a ongoing problem for several months now.  Things just disappear from the desktop. 





On 7/28/2020 11:09 AM, David Ingram wrote:

What caused this to happen.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Jul 28, 2020 10:40 AM
To: ""
Subject: Re: Now, I've Lost Word from my Desktop

Hi Tim,


Your instructions worked perfectly. Thank you so much. Word is back on desktop and it only says “Word.” I won’t have to rename it.






Shirley Tracy


From: Timothy Appleby
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:19 PM
Subject: Re: Now, I've Lost Word from my Desktop


Hi there. Here’s how to retrieve something from the ether, especially, an icon that’s usually on the desktop. If it’s not in the Recycle Bin, you can locate  it using the search field on the Start Menu, click on the item you have searched, E.G. “Word”, right click on it, choose Open File Location, Word should show up there, right click on that, arrow down to Send to Desktop as a shortcut, boom, you should have Word back on your desktop.


I hope this information helps.


Tim Appleby


From: <> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:33 PM
Subject: Now, I've Lost Word from my Desktop


Hi Listers,


It’s beyond my skills to understand why this happens, but Word is no longer showing up on my desktop. How do I get it back? It’s still in my computer, just not where I want to grab it.


Thanks for any help.





Shirley Tracy




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