1.    12 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 71

    Desktop Icons need frequent "Refresh"


    Running a one-month old clean Win 10 install.

    I find that my desktop icons frequently lose their shortcut symbol (the little white square with curved blue arrow), or otherwise change. I haven't tried to figure out when or why this happens. It shouldn't. An icon, once placed, shouldn't change.

    The fix is to right-click on an open spot and select "refresh".

    Again, an icon shouldn't change. Something stops working. Hopefully a patch will fix it.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    12 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    SouthWest, FLorida
    Posts : 465
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11

    Not knowing your Computer Specification is hard to make suggestion. But will give a shot anyway!

    I encountered this problem with one of my Windows 10 User last year. The problem was ICloud and IPhoto.

    First I would check your system file is OK by running sfc /scannow under Command Prompt (Admin).
    Next check if you have ICloud, IPhoto installed. Other users reported driver like IDT Audio driver and Windows Error Reporting also caused this problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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