Windows 10: Desktop Icons Have Disappeared Solved

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  1.    19 Nov 2015 #21

    Yuller2 said: View Post
    Update to my previous post,

    While messing around settings, I duplicated my earlier predicament when I changed the tablet mode to make windows more touch friendly. I did this by going into settings, click system, click tablet mode, then turned on the button that said to make windows more touch friendly. So I went back and turned the button off and it seemed to fix the problem.

    If I am correct, that button does not make windows more touch friendly. I hope this works for rest of you.

    Yes, this worked for me too
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  2.    22 Nov 2015 #22

    I had the exact same problem after restarting my computer. I was using my tv as a monitor but unplugged it before restarting. I plugged it back in and it auto-updated the screen and all the icons came back. I then unplugged the tv and its all good again. (although all the icons for my screen had to be placed in their specific spots again.)
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #23

    It worked


    Yuller2 said: View Post
    Update to my previous post,

    While messing around settings, I duplicated my earlier predicament when I changed the tablet mode to make windows more touch friendly. I did this by going into settings, click system, click tablet mode, then turned on the button that said to make windows more touch friendly. So I went back and turned the button off and it seemed to fix the problem.

    If I am correct, that button does not make windows more touch friendly. I hope this works for rest of you.
    I have a Lenova Yoga 2 and this morning I was using it to complete an insurance application after I had the insured sign the application I lost my windows icons. Your solution solved the problem. Thank you very much.
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  4.    10 Dec 2015 #24

    It figures mine would be the weird one.
    I noticed all my files and my program icons gone from the desktop on initial installation. But found all my things in my users/myusername file. Great! Not wanting to look everywhere for them in the future I dragged them all to the desktop.

    When I got to my computer today, the desktop picture was different, and all the program and file icons were gone again. I looked back in my user profile, nothing. I looked in the "guest" profile, nothing. I can't find my files anywhere. I did a search on the computer for one file name I remembered. Nothing.
    I don't use an external monitor for my laptop, and the "view icons" thing is checked. I unchecked and checked it, just in case. I did the tablet mode and not tablet mode switch. None of it helped.

    I know that the files can't have completely been wiped from my computer, right? Is there somewhere I can look to find them? I am not thrilled with this new OS so far...
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  5.    19 Dec 2015 #25

    Many Thanks!!!


    deshdg said: View Post
    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

    That worked for me
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  6.    21 Dec 2015 #26

    I got the same problem my despot just disappear today. I upgrade to windows 10 when it came out, and customize my desktop months ago, and today when i turn up my pc, a message appear that my desktop was missing. I only have one monitor, i recover my desktop icons looking for then in the users file, but i lost my browser favorites
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  7.    10 Jan 2016 #27

    unplug monitor solution worked perfectly


    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.

    I tried the method suggested by deshdg.
    unplugged monitor, flipped machine to tablet , flipped back, clicked on the task view icon and presto all desk top icons re appeared- magic. Note I had previously been using the laptop in tent mode ( HP Specter 360 - great machine) so mabey this had triggered icons dissapearing who knows. anyway no need to do complicated downloads or re installs.
    Thanks to deshdg!
    StanB
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  8.    12 Jan 2016 #28

    Thanks for all the tips guys. I confirm that it is a problem that occur when you have two screens and disconnect one. I tried all you said but in the end I solved it changing the dimension of the "phantom" icons. I set it on big, then medium again and they re-appeared. Hope it will help someone
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  9.    05 Feb 2016 #29

    Thanks "TheSmokey76" . It solved my problem. My Desktop Icons have appeared now.

    TheSmokey76 said: View Post
    Have you tried this? Right click anywhere on the desktop

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

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  10.    10 Feb 2016 #30

    Thank you TheSmokey76, this helped me too!
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