No icons on desktop after startup only

  1.    25 Oct 2016 #1

    No icons on desktop after startup only

    I have a strange problem in Windows 10 Pro.

    After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 Pro my icons on the desktop are missing, but only at startup.

    If I rightclick on the desktop to get the menu up where i can refresh the screen(i don't click it though) then i click somewhere on the desktop then all my icons comes back.

    How can i change it so my icon is there from the start? Registry fix or something?
    Last edited by EagleEye; 25 Oct 2016 at 10:24. Reason: some informatin is missing
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  2.    25 Oct 2016 #2


    Welcome to the forum!

    Have you tried toggling the Desktop icons on and off?

    • Right-click on an open area of the Desktop
    • Click: View
    • If Show Desktop icons is already checked, uncheck it.
    • Repeat the above steps a time or two.
    • Check: Show Desktop icons

    Desktop Icons - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If no go on the above, right-click on the empty Desktop, and create a file.

    Let us know if they come back on.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    26 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks cottonball.

    Forgot to tell that i'm using an old version of 'Fences' to arrange the icons and i'm pretty sure that most be the problem.

    As soon as i right-click on the desktop all icons are showing up. I don't have to click anything in that pop-up menu to toggle the icons to show up. They just show up when i right-click on the desktop.

    Thanks for your input though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    26 Oct 2016 #4


    Thank you for the info! It places this problem on a different light.

    You may want to consider addressing your issue in the Stardock Fences forum. The problem may just be a Fences' hiccup, or a problem with Fences that may, or may not, have a solution.

    Would try that first, rather than trying to solve the issue as a Windows 10 problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    27 Oct 2016 #5

    Yeah you're right.

    I go to that forum and ask if anyone have notice this problem before.

    Thanks you for your help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    27 Oct 2016 #6

    You are welcome!

    If you wish, give us an update.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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