Desktop icons disappeared after OS X Lion Upgrade

Just upgraded to OS X Lion and right after the initial boot all of my icons on my desktop were gone and I wasn’t able to right-click (option+click).

I tried removing my com.apple.desktop.plist and com.apple.finder.plist form ~\Library\Preferences as well as ~\Library\caches with no luck.

Finally, opening the Terminal app and running defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool true and Relaunching Finder from the Force Quit menu (under the apple logo in the menu bar) restored my desktop.

If you’re having the same issue, I’m not sure if removing the plist files from my Preferences folder helped, but I would try running the defaults command first to see if it solves your problem.

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