1.    20 Jun 2016 #1
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    Desktop Icons all gone?


    I have the latest update of Win 10... Booted computer this morning and all of my desktop icons are gone. Could anyone help me find them? The desktop now defaults to a Win10 desktop but when I go to "desktop" there is nothing there. All help appreciated.
    wayne
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  2.    20 Jun 2016 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Wayne, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have "Show desktop icons" checked.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    21 Jun 2016 #3
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    Thank you for your helpful comment, Brink. The App Icons is/are checked... still no icons. Another weird thing happened at the same time it seems. I can no longer re-size my apps such as Windows Explorer. It is either all minimized or full screen open... makes it tough to drag files to the desktop. I have no idea if these two issues are related but it is starting to make me feel less warm about Win10.
    All help is kindly acknowledged,
    wayne
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  4.    21 Jun 2016 #4
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    It should be a profile issue and you're logged in with a temporary profile.
    Go to the C:\Users\<user_name>\Desktop folder, check if your desktop icons are there.
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  5.    21 Jun 2016 #5
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    Thanks Gayle. I am logged in with my normal profile. There are 8 icons in the ...\Desktop folder. There should be closer to 25. Even those 8 do not show up on my desktop screen. It is just blank. I hate to take this puter and throw it in the trash but am getting close to that. OMG do I have to get an Apple? Wind10 seems to not be kind to me. /wayne
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  6.    21 Jun 2016 #6
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    Check all the Desktop folders for all your user accounts under C:\Users, I hope you can find all your icons somewhere.
    When Windows fails to load your profile normally, it will automatically create a temporary profile on the background and your desktop will look like what it was the first time you turn on the computer.
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  7.    21 Jun 2016 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Checked the other user desktop folder (which is also me) on the box. There were 9 icons in that folder. No clue where the others went... maybe god took them, or Microsoft. If I were Jewish, you could say that I am verklempt. Something weird is going on...
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  8.    21 Jun 2016 #8
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Wayne,

    You might double check to make sure that tablet mode is turned off in case this may be the issue.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    22 Jun 2016 #9
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    Thanks Brink, the tablet mode was, in fact, turned on! Not sure how that happened but at least I can re-size now, etc. Also my desktop icons are fully intact..../wayne
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  10.    22 Jun 2016 #10
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    Great news.
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