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  1.    15 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2017
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    Windows 10

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


    I'm trying to get the original desktop Icons to show on my laptop. I've already turned tablet mode off. I can't even get a blank desktop to come up. I'm stuck with the start menu. I've went to the desktop folder and created a new folder. I've selected what Icons I want to appear on my desktop. Nothing.
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  2.    15 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,472
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Welcome to TenForums @Skylercool2001


    Try right-clicking on the desktop. Is there a tick for 'View > Show desktop icons' ? If not, click on it to turn it on.
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2017
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I can't even get to the desktop. Like the start menu windows are all I see. I've looked at everything online and nothing has worked

    Try right-clicking on the desktop. Is there a tick for 'View > Show desktop icons' ? If not, click on it to turn it on.[/QUOTE]
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  4.    15 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,472
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    The other possibility is that you have 'full screen Start menu' turned on. Go to Settings > Personalization > Start and turn off 'Use Start full screen'.
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  5.    15 Jun 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,321
    Windows 10 Pro

    I would try creating a new local user account:
    Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Make sure to make it an administrator account:
    Change Account Type in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Log into the new user account and see if the problem is the same, or is gone in the new account.
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  6.    15 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Definitely already tried that. I researched this thing pretty well and nothing I found worked. If you have any other suggestions, I would really appreciate it.
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  7.    15 Jun 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,472
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylercool2001 View Post
    Definitely already tried that. I researched this thing pretty well and nothing I found worked. If you have any other suggestions, I would really appreciate it.
    Tried which? My 'full screen start' setting or NavyLCDR's 'try creating another account' suggestion?

    If you have not already done so, try creating a new account and see if that behaves correctly. If so it may be your user profile that's corrupted.
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  8.    15 Jun 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    The only other thing I can think of is to reimage the entire laptop. Which I didn't really want to do because I use it for work. But if that's the only thing that's going to fix it then I guess I have no other choice. I tried both of those. Neither one worked.
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  9.    15 Jun 2017 #9
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    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylercool2001 View Post
    The only other thing I can think of is to reimage the entire laptop...
    Do you have a Restore Point you could go back to?
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  10.    15 Jun 2017 #10
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I restored as far back as I could go. That didn't work either. I don't know what is up with this thing. Like there's other little things too. Like getting the properties to come up for the taskbar don't work. If you right click the taskbar you don't even get the properties options. Sometimes when you go to personalization to select the Start option. The Start option won't even be there. It's like it will have the format of Windows 7. Then sometimes it changes back to the Windows 10 Format.
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