KDE icons missing after panic

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – My computer panicked a few minutes ago (plugged in a questionable sata hard drive to check it; no question now), and after rebooting the KDE desktop only shows one row of icons at the top. If I look in the Desktop folder, all the files are there. F5 to refresh the desktop does nothing. This is fairly-current64 KDE 4.10.3. Any ideas? Andy (HowTos)