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  1.    24 Jul 2017 #1
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    Glitches in my Administrator Account - not in other accounts


    Icons on my Desktop don't work correctly (my main Administrator Account) - but work in other accounts. How do I repair my main account? Thank you in advance.
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  2.    24 Jul 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    Icons on my Desktop don't work correctly (my main Administrator Account) - but work in other accounts. How do I repair my main account? Thank you in advance.
    Hi, again, Nisko. User icons and other data are stored on a per user basis in a hidden file call NTUSR.DAT. Sometimes they can get a little whacked out. Check this tutorial and see if it will clear it up for you.

    Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3.    24 Jul 2017 #3
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    Before I try, I'd like to be more specific.

    I cannot delete an empty icon from the Desktop. Right clicking makes the screen go black (the menu does not appear) for a couple of seconds, then my wallpaper reappears, then my Desktop icons appear.

    I cannot change the name of the icon. Right clicking brings up the menu - then the same thing happens as above.
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  4.    24 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    Before I try, I'd like to be more specific.

    I cannot delete an empty icon from the Desktop. Right clicking makes the screen go black (the menu does not appear) for a couple of seconds, then my wallpaper reappears, then my Desktop icons appear.

    I cannot change the name of the icon. Right clicking brings up the menu - then the same thing happens as above.
    Is it a system icon, or an app icon?
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  5.    24 Jul 2017 #5
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    The empty icon is labeled "Temp" and I placed it there. However, it appears that I never put anything in the app.

    The other apps I tried were app icons and I got the dropdown menu. However, when I clicked on a selection, the screen went black again - as my previous post.

    If I click on "This Computer" or, for instance, a folder icon, no dropdown menu and screen goes black.

    If I open "Desktop", all the "icons" work. So far, it seems that the only problem is with the Desktop.
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  6.    24 Jul 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    The empty icon is labled "Temp" and I placed it there. However, it appears that I never put anythin in the app.

    The other apps I tried were app icons and I got the dropdown menu. However, when I clicked on a selection, the screen went black again - as my previous post.

    Ig I click on "This Computer" or, for instance, a folder icon, no dropdown menu and screen goes black.
    I would still try that cache reset tutorial. Does this happen even if you sign off and back on? Do a restart?
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  7.    24 Jul 2017 #7
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    Oh yes, I've done many restarts. I'll follow the tutorial next. Thanks.
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  8.    24 Jul 2017 #8
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    Is there a way to move EVERYTHING to a new account - and that might solve my Desktop issue?
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  9.    24 Jul 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    Is there a way to move EVERYTHING to a new account - and that might solve my Desktop issue?
    One step at a time. Have you tried the tutorial?
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  10.    24 Jul 2017 #10
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    I want to try the tutorial - but I have a question: I have MANY custom icons on my Desktop. Will they revert to the standard icons?
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