Icons not showing up on desktop


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Icons not showing up on desktop


    Hello all,

    I've run into a problem on my laptop where icons are not showing up on the desktop. If I go to Personalization and add icons for My Computer, Recycle Bin, or whatever, they don't show up. Copy-pasting a file to the desktop, it doesn't show up. However, I can see all the stuff I've copy-pasted by going to the Desktop folder in my User folder: everything is there. It just doesn't show up visually on the desktop itself.

    This problem occurred soon after I cleaned up my desktop of all icons, including deactivating the My Computer and Recycle Bin icons. I'm not sure if doing that is related to this.

    Any ideas? Thank you.
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    Arc
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #2
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for the reply. That potential solution didn't work.

    A few more symptoms to add: clicking and dragging on the desktop does not present the usual box with which to select things; I can right click and make a new folder, document, whatever and it will show up in the my Desktop folder in Users.
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    Arc
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #4

    Right click on the desktop > View > Show Desktop Icons.

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    Make it sure that it is checked.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    That did it! Thank you so much. :)
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    Arc
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       #6

    You are welcome. Let us know for any further issue.
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