Windows 10: Personal Folder disappeared in desktop (NOT subfolders) in Windows 10

  1.    19 Jun 2017 #1

    Personal Folder disappeared in desktop (NOT subfolders) in Windows 10


    This morning my personal folder (my 'Eric' folder...my name is Eric...clever, no?) disappeared from my desktop.
    I've searched online all morning and all the advice's imparted are instructions to restore the SUBfolders to their default location (e.g.,documents, pictures, etc...)

    That s not what I want; and they are all in their default locations anyhow

    All I want is to restore the base folder Eric (or its shortcut icon actually) to my desktop.
    I've had this as a default on every windows system I've ever owned

    Older windows systems had a properties tab to set the desktop icons...If I could find that I'd be golden, I'd just check to restore it

    But I can't find that option anywhere

    Anybody know how?

    thanx

    eric
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       19 Jun 2017 #2

    ericjmz said: View Post
    Older windows systems had a properties tab to set the desktop icons...If I could find that I'd be golden, I'd just check to restore it
    Welcome to TenForums @ericjmz

    It's in Settings > Personalisation > Themes. Scroll down and under 'Related settings' you'll find a 'desktop icons settings' link. Click that, then tick the 'user's files' box.
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  3.    19 Jun 2017 #3

    ..and THEre it is!

    I thank you

    eric
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       19 Jun 2017 #4

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