Windows 10: Modern Desktop Icons are Blank? Solved


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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       24 Dec 2015 #1

    Modern Desktop Icons are Blank?


    I created desktop icons for the People, Money, News and Weather apps in my user account. These initially appear with the correct icon but when I log off and log in again, the icons are blank. How can I ensure the correct icon is displayed?
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  2.    24 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi, how did you try to create the shortcuts?
    Whilst you can create them by dragging them from the Win 10 start menu, when I tried that a couple of months back, as you say, some went blank.

    Here's another way to create such shortcuts you might consider:
    How to Create Shortcuts for Modern UI Apps in Windows 8.1 | SumTips
    Note that you have to manually assign the icon, though, so you would need a suitable source.

    For interest: Classic shell offers the ability to show a full folder of modern apps as part of a conventional start menu.
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  3. Posts : 1,526
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
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       24 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks for the tip. I tried this but you just get the Explorer icon and there is no obvious way to set the correct icon.

    I created the shortcuts using Classic Shell - from the Apps menu I right clicked the app and selected Create Shortcut which put the shortcut on the Desktop.

    I just browsed to the folder c:\program files\windowsapps at which point I got the permissions nag screen and the icons suddenly appeared and have been stable over several restarts!!! I've no idea why this fixed the problem but it's worth a try if you have this problem.
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