Windows 10: Windows says icons are on the Desktop that aren't there!
If your File Explorer is configured to show hidden files, then you should be able to see all hidden shortcuts on your Desktop. If you don't see them, then the reason for the behavior you observe must be something else (not hidden shortcuts).
Don't forget system files. Shortcut shouldn't be marked as system, but who knows. Enable also "show system files" and try again.
I had this problem for forever and i was looking at the desktop properties and i unchecked both attributes box's then applied then i could see all my missing shortcuts
All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time)::
1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store
2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show
My taskbar is missing and my icons on the desktop are missing as well the background is dark kindly help:shock:
I have successfully installed Windows 10 ("final') on three devices: One venerable notebook, one "media" desktop computer (in my living room) and my main desktop computer in my home office.
Unfortunately, I have encountered a strange phenomenon...
The native apps from the system are all showing this strange square instead of the normal icons. Please help resolve this problem. Thanks
How to Add or Remove Common Desktop Icons in Windows 10
Windows includes the common This PC (aka: Computer), User's Files, Network, Recycle Bin, and Control Panel shortcuts that you can add or remove as icons on your desktop.