Windows 10: Some pictures saved onto desktop not showing on desktop

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  1. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64 bit
       09 Jul 2016 #1

    Some pictures saved onto desktop not showing on desktop


    Hello all, need some help please.

    My problem:

    Using the Windows Snipping Tool, I save a screen shot as jpg file on my desktop.
    However, after saving, the jpg file does not show on desktop, although it DID in fact save it on desktop because I see it through file explorer.
    This happens to jpg pictures and not documents such as pdf, etc.
    Help would be greatly appreciated.

    My PC:
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Dell XPS 8900 desktop
    Core-i7 6700K 4.0 GHz
    32GB DDR4 RAM
    2TB 7200 RPM SATA HD + 256GB SSD
    2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics
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  2.    09 Jul 2016 #2

    Just out of curosity, have you tried to save these pictures to a file instead of the desktop? What happens then?
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  3. Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       09 Jul 2016 #3

    Make it sure that you are not in Tablet Mode. Tablet Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Make it sure that 'Show Desktop Icons' is checked. Desktop Icons - Hide or Show

    Does it still does not show up? If not, does it show up after doing a Right Click on Desktop > Refresh?
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  4. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jul 2016 #4

    Rocky said: View Post
    Just out of curosity, have you tried to save these pictures to a file instead of the desktop? What happens then?
    Works just fine when I save to a file/folder.
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  5. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jul 2016 #5

    Arc said: View Post
    Make it sure that you are not in Tablet Mode. Tablet Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Make it sure that 'Show Desktop Icons' is checked. Desktop Icons - Hide or Show

    Does it still does not show up? If not, does it show up after doing a Right Click on Desktop > Refresh?
    I just checked and Tablet mode was and is off.
    "Show desktop icons" was already checked on. But interestingly, I clicked it off and then back on, and the jpg files appeared on desktop. I also tried the refresh button and this also was able to reveal it on desktop.

    But the problem still persists, it would be cumbersome to click "refresh" every time I save a pic to desktop.
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  6. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jul 2016 #6

    Arc

    So your comments helped me identify the problem: my desktop is not refreshing automatically. This appears to be a common problem from Windows 7.

    When I googled for a solution, there were many people suggesting I edit the registry, changing "dontrefresh" 1 to 0:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/deskto...ically-windows

    However, when I looked for "dontrefresh", it does not exist. What next?
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  7. Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       10 Jul 2016 #7

    I am not good with the registry.

    Try these two:

    If there is a corruption in the registry or in the OS, then either of these commands would fix it.
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  8. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Jul 2016 #8

    Arc said: View Post
    I am not good with the registry.

    Try these two:

    If there is a corruption in the registry or in the OS, then either of these commands would fix it.
    Just completed both smoothly, but still no luck.
    Something also interesting I just discovered-- every time I restart the computer, pictures DO show up on desktop for the first one or two pictures, but from the third onward it fails.
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  9.    10 Jul 2016 #9

    Could it be a refresh problem? What happens if you save a picture to the desktop an press F5 (refresh) on the desktop?

    Edit: sorry, just realised that you have already posted about this, but the file does not show even after refreshing the desktop?
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  10. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Jul 2016 #10

    TheRene said: View Post
    Could it be a refresh problem? What happens if you save a picture to the desktop an press F5 (refresh) on the desktop?

    Edit: sorry, just realised that you have already posted about this, but the file does not show even after refreshing the desktop?
    Yea, when I refresh the jpg file shows itself from hidden, each and every time.
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