try a different browser....soozie
Wasn't online. Was just working on the desktop folder.
It's fixed now. Except I can't name my desktop folder what I want to. But guess I should just be happy that my names are back. I move things into those folders so fast, I hardly have time to think anymore. And if it goes into the wrong one..............
Thanks for the tips.
I always say, that there are gnomes in my computer, I think I'm right, sometimes they do things that I do not want.And your not crazy*******
This is why I just hate computers. They are useful tools, but they do have a mind of their own. Who says we haven't invented artificial intelligence yet, sometimes I can HEAR this thing laughing at me. I haven't a clue what the problem may be, except if you have a lot of things on your desktop, and you're using thumbnails, you're just out of memory and the computer chooses to display the thumbs rather than the names. When I download anything, I download it to the folder it's going to live it right away, not to the desktop. Even zip files, because then I can unzip them from the folder to the same folder or sub-folders without having to put too much thought into the process. I'm running Windows XP, and refuse to upgrade to anything else, because 7 has been 'dumbed-down' to lower end users, and I'm assuming 8 will be even worse. This means the computer program has more control than you do, essentially, it does what it darn well pleases. This old dinosaur still speaks DOS, and I miss it terribly. Best of luck with this, don't know what else to tell you. Hugs, Marji
I would say it isn't you and you are not totally crazy. Try rebooting and see if they come back up.
Explorer does do weird things some times, I just close it and restart. I get a lot of another program is using file, so I may have to close other programs or reboot. It is not jerry-rigged, it is the "god" that computer techs can not explain.! LLDS!
I often lose the names under my thumbnails even when I have two identical folders open, side by side, one will have the names the second one won't. I usually just shut down explorer, reboot my laptop and they come back again until next time.
I just figure it is a problem with insufficient RAM to show all the pictures as well as the names, especially if I have been opening and closing lots of files, web pages, etc. since I last did a complete shut down.
Did you try just shutting down completely to refresh your system? might be all you need.
hugs n roses, Meganne
But it was only in that one folder. All of the others were fine.
I rebooted. Then I shut down instead of restart and then started. Nothing.
YUP! I know your frustration, but I too have no explanation for it, if I did I could stop my computer from doing it for no good reason other than draining my patience and sanity. I am also running XP, feel the same as Marji does. try changing views & see what happens.????
what happens.???? Remember the old Outer Limits theme music, you could hum that when the little men come to take you away like I do... do, do, do, do, do, do do do hahahahaha............
Changed views to anything except Thumbnail and it was showing the names. I love XP Pro and dread the day I have to get another OS. I hate vista. Would not have it if you gave it to me. And haven't found much I like about 7. Can't use any of my good old programs.
Oh, also did a virus and malware check on everything. All is clean.