Windows 10: Desktop does not show all file icons

  1.    10 Oct 2016 #1

    Desktop does not show all file icons


    My Win10 Desktop seems to have problems. I can copy a file to the desktop but no icon show for it. But pressing WindowsE shows it as present.
    Is there any way to ensure the icon always appears ?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 3,507
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       10 Oct 2016 #2

    I'd right-click the a blank area of the Desktop and choose View, try one of the selections available. If one has a lot of icons on the Desktop some can be hidden behind others and clicking one of the selections may make them show up.
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  3. Posts : 3,106
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Oct 2016 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    I'd right-click the a blank area of the Desktop and choose View, try one of the selections available. If one has a lot of icons on the Desktop some can be hidden behind others and clicking one of the selections may make them show up.
    'Align to grid' would make sure no icon can hide behind another.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    10 Oct 2016 #4

    Many thanks, but I don't think that the problem.. that option is ticked and there's only about 20 desktop icons in total.
    I should add it's not all files (just some, maybe copied over LAN, still testing) and one in particular is present now but was missing yesterday.
    Not an issue others have had ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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