Windows 10: Icons and Folders Disappear

  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Icons and Folders Disappear


    This issue just happened twice in the last week. Did a search and there were very old threads related to this but none of the fixes worked. I image my C drive every other day so it only takes about 3 mins to restore, but that's not the point. All the icons on the desktop and folders in the C drive disappear. The text is left and you can click on the text and the shortcut still works. Both times that this happen was after a reboot. Upon the reboot they were hidden somewhere.
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  2. Posts : 31,424
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hello Bob,

    If you haven't already, you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

    Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    Thanks for the info. I will try that the next time it happens. Since I do Macrium backups every two days it only takes approx. 3 min to restore my C drive. I just can't figure out why it is doing that all of a sudden.
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  4. Posts : 35,465
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    That's some rig! Just a thought, if you have Fast Startup enabled, turn it off. Maybe the updates from last Tuesday (10th) turned it on. I've seen stranger things with updates.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    That's some rig! Just a thought, if you have Fast Startup enabled, turn it off. Maybe the updates from last Tuesday (10th) turned it on. I've seen stranger things with updates.
    I double checked but I don't have the options to turn on or off as I have the hibernate turned off. I just turned hibernate back on and the option was available so I turned fast startup off. Then turned off hibernate. See what happens.
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  6. Posts : 35,465
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    stealth2920 said: View Post
    I double checked but I don't have the options to turn on or off as I have the hibernate turned off. I just turned hibernate back on and the option was available so I turned fast startup off. Then turned off hibernate. See what happens.
    Superfetch service. Really not necessary with that config. Just another little piece of the pie.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Superfetch service. Really not necessary with that config. Just another little piece of the pie.
    My Superfetch is already disabled. Thanks
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