Windows 10: Desktop Icons Have Disappeared Solved

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  1.    18 Sep 2015 #11

    This worked for me!


    My desktop icons disappeared today on my Windows 10. To get them back, I did the following:
    1. Right-click on an open area of the desktop
    2. Click View
    3. On mine, Show Desktop icons was already checked even though they were not appearing. Uncheck Show Desktop icons
    4. Repeat steps 1 and 2, and Check Show Desktop icons to put them back on.

    In other words, if you toggle the desktop icons off and then on again, it worked for me.
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  2.    29 Sep 2015 #12

    I have the same issue, but is not fixing itself.


    feelingfeline said: View Post
    To the earlier poster who tried to open a "recent doc" in an application: The problem appears to be that Win10 has logged you on as a brand new user instead of as yourself. This means the file path to the doc will not exist under the new user profile, therefore you will get a message that the doc no longer exists. It does not mean that the doc no longer actually exists. In my case I found everything still existed under C:\Users\(MyNormalUserName)\Desktop\(FolderName)\(Filename.FileExtension). If you go to the file explorer and open the C Drive\Users in the menu on left hand side of window, you may find the missing docs and shortcuts. I was in for BIG luck as I was in a hurry and didn't have time to restore everything when this happened to me yesterday morning. Got up this morning logged on and whaddyaknow everything back to normal and I am signed on as me, with my usual desktop! Thank goodness I didn't do hours of unnecessary work reinstalling programmes and moving all my desktop folders and shortcuts - phew!


    Do you know how to fix this?
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #13

    Hi Bandb1 have you located the desktop folders etc under your old user profile? Worst case scenario you can transfer all your old desktop stuff to your new profile. But I would suggest you try getting any available windows 10 updates first just in case you get lucky like I did.
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  4.    06 Oct 2015 #14

    Very Easy to solve the matter


    craigm said: View Post
    Well, I did something, but cannot find out what it was I dis or how to rectify it. This AM when starting Windows 10 Home, I had no icons on the desktop. Using the file explorer>desktop, they are there, so i did not delete them. Somehow I have hidden them from view. The normal app that controls the default icons does not have a hide/unhide, so I am at a loss. Suggestions as to where to look would be appreciated.
    Dear friend ,
    I was experiencing the same problem of disappearing of desktop icons since I upgraded to windows 10 last week but fortunately I got its resolution from some gentleman's post and now I have no problem. Go to SETTINGS > SYSTEM > TABLET MODE. Here set both the buttons ie Make windows more touch friendly & Hide icons to ON position. Then slide them both back to OFF setting. Now return to your homescreen and hopefully you will find your matter resolved
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  5.    10 Oct 2015 #15

    i just right click on the empty desktop, then randomly create a file
    oh , bling ....
    all those stuff appear suddenly

    tks
    gd luck
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  6.    13 Oct 2015 #16

    boboDOTsexy said: View Post
    i just right click on the empty desktop, then randomly create a file
    oh , bling ....
    all those stuff appear suddenly

    tks
    gd luck
    This worked for me, thanks!
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  7.    01 Nov 2015 #17

    boboDOTsexy said: View Post
    i just right click on the empty desktop, then randomly create a file
    oh , bling ....
    all those stuff appear suddenly

    tks
    gd luck
    This is the only solution that worked -- and immediately! Thank you!
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  8.    05 Nov 2015 #18

    The same thing happens to me periodically. Monkey is right when he says that it happens when a second display is used. I have learned that you can fix it by right clicking on the desktop, selecting "sort by" then "name". It will restore your icons back to the first screen!
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  9.    06 Nov 2015 #19

    [/QUOTE] I suffered the same problem. The desktop icons simply disappeared. I stumble upon the solution for me:
    right click on the desktop. Select view from the window and then select Show desktop icons or in the same window select refresh.​ Good Luck
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  10.    18 Nov 2015 #20

    Hi, call it beginners luck. My desktop icons disappeared, leaving only the wallpaper. I went to this forum and read action taken.
    Seeing no one had any luck. I went back to File Explorer > Desktop > (everything still there) Clicked on a doc. and Right click mouse to Send to ...Desktop ---Bingo Bango ..everything Came Back. I Hope this HeLPs.
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