1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1
       21 Sep 2015 #1

    Deleted desktop icons by accident


    i was wiping down the keyboard and i deleted the icons i had on the desktop including recycle bin . How do i get it back. https://i.imgur.com/5EcpoxO.jpg . i tryed Restore Missing Desktop Icons in Windows 7, 8, or 10
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,898
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       21 Sep 2015 #2

    Dumb question but... have you tried right clicking the desktop > View > show show desktop icons?
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1
       21 Sep 2015 #3

    lol wow thx
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       21 Sep 2015 #4

    You're welcome
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       21 Sep 2015 #5

    Haha! Happened to me once.
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       21 Sep 2015 #6

    I only thought of that, because it's near impossible to delete ALL the icons when scrubbing the ol' fingerboard, that and I keep icons turned off, because I use the desktop toolbar in the taskbar to access them.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       21 Sep 2015 #7

    Well, they are native icons. but when Windows 10 is freshly installed, there are no desktop icons. I found the setting to add them buried deep in the settings tile, and turned on This PC, Control Panel and a few other things. Don't ask me to find it again, heh. I can't remember where it was. But once those are added to the desktop they'll stay put.
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       21 Sep 2015 #8

    Settings>personalization>themes<desktop icon settings
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro/Home, Debian testing
       21 Sep 2015 #9

    you should learn to love a clean desktop without any icons on it... I even use AutoHideDesktopIcons to hide icons:
    AutoHideDesktopIcons 2.75 Auto Hide Desktop Icons Portable Win-App.
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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       21 Sep 2015 #10

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