Windows 10: Desktop Icons Have Disappeared Solved

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  1.    02 Dec 2016 #61

    YAY!!! you're the man/woman whatever the case may be. This worked for me. thank you!!!!
    computersarefun said: View Post
    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.    03 Jan 2017 #62

    This isn't really the same issue but a long the same lines. Is there a way to stop hiding the desktop icons when "showing the desktop"? by either clicking the little button to the right of the date/time in the task bar or (my personal favorite) WIN+D

    I used to use WIN + D to show the desktop and access icons (short cuts to apps and/or files) on previous windows versions, now the icons also disappear (along with open apps) when pressing WIN + D.

    WIN + M is a possible alternative to minimize all windows, (and WIN + SHFT + M to restore) but less desirable to me. If you press WIN + M twice in a row, the WIN + SHFT + M no longer restores
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  3.    04 Jan 2017 #63

    guys go to the windows action center and check if your windows is on tablet mode, if so then disable it.
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  4.    14 Jan 2017 #64

    This is what worked for me immediately

    cyberspyder said: View Post
    YAY!!! you're the man/woman whatever the case may be. This worked for me. thank you!!!!
    A quick run down of my situation:
    I take my work laptop home with me everyday, which means I have to disconnect the two additional monitors I have at work. I've always had issues with icons moving around and completely rearranging themselves since I got Windows 10 and its usually when I'm connecting or disconnecting one of my monitors. The strange thing is that the icons vanished when I was at home and wasn't connecting or disconnecting anything to the laptop.

    Anyway, I tried toggling the desktop icons on and off several times and it didn't do anything for me. What did work was turning on the "auto arrange icons" feature. As soon as I clicked that the icons were back, not where they're supposed to be but they were back.

    Hope this helps someone
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 64bit
       3 Weeks Ago #65

    Thank you!

    I really appreciated it! It solved my problem.

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

    Desktop Icons - Hide or Show in Windows 10

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