Modern Desktop Icons are Blank?

  1. Posts : 7,124
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    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. Posts : 35,485
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    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 : 7,124
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    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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