Windows 10: I've tried all solutions to get Desktop Icons Back. NOTHING

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  1. Posts : 6,402
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Jun 2017 #11

    Try, in an elevated command prompt...

    sfc /scannow

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10

    If that doesn't fix it, then...

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image


    If that doesn't fix it there's always the in-place repair install. This will keep all your files and installed apps.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       15 Jun 2017 #12

    What happens if you hold the Windows key down and press D ? It should show the desktop.
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #13

    Nothing. I have the sfc /scannow running so We're going to see where that leads me.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       15 Jun 2017 #14

    It seems we may have similar issues. See my thread here. Does that seem similar to what you're seeing?
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  5.    15 Jun 2017 #15

    Kind of similar, except when you click on Desktop in the file viewer nothing shows up in the folder either. If you make a new folder it doesn't come up. I'm not getting any issues found from the sfc scan
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       15 Jun 2017 #16

    I'm running "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth" right now - it's been stuck at 11.1% for about 15 minutes, but the instructions in the link say it'll sit at 20% for a while so I'll wait some more. Did you dry those DISM commands?
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Jun 2017 #17

    capella said: View Post
    ...the instructions in the link say it'll sit at 20% for a while so I'll wait some more. Did you dry those DISM commands?
    Yes, I've used DISM before. It can be slow, but be patient. It will complete eventually.
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  •    15 Jun 2017 #18

    No issues found with the DISM commands. I'm about to just reimage the damn thing. I won't lie. This has been the most frustrated I've been with Windows in a long time. I mean literally no solution that I've found online has worked. Like this is crazy. I haven't been this frustrated since Vista
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Jun 2017 #19

    Skylercool2001 said: View Post
    No issues found with the DISM commands. I'm about to just reimage the damn thing...
    Not going to try the in-place repair install? If you image is recent there's probably not much point, but if you have made significant changes or have a lot of documents you'd have to restore the in-place repair install would make sense.
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  •    15 Jun 2017 #20

    I upgraded from Windows 7 straight to 10, so I don't know if that may have had anything to do with it or not. I'm going to try it and see, and if that doesn't work I'm going to just back everything up and reimage it.
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