Windows 10: Desktop Icons Problems Solved

  1.    08 Aug 2017 #1

    Desktop Icons Problems


    I have searched, I promise.....My desktop icons are all whacked somehow. I have never seen this problem before. I have them set to Medium, Auto Arrange etc. Any help would be very much appreciated.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.jpg  
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 25,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       08 Aug 2017 #2

    Hello Toughbook,

    Do you also have Align icons to grid checked?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    08 Aug 2017 #3

    Yes, first make sure to see if Brink's solution works. It should.

    If strangely enough his solution doesn't work, then check out my screen shot. Go to that website (link is in the bottom right corner of the picture). Download that app, and press the Advanced button on top. Then adjust Icon Horizontal Spacing and Icon Vertical Spacing to something like 77 and press the Apply button. See if that does anything at all.

    (see also)
    Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Advanced System Font Changer.png 
Views:	12 
Size:	11.1 KB 
ID:	147829
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Aug 2017 at 15:01. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    08 Aug 2017 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Toughbook,

    Do you also have Align icons to grid checked?
    Yes it is.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    08 Aug 2017 #5

    It is like the Icon is too big for the letters.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 29,021
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       08 Aug 2017 #6

    Toughbook said: View Post
    It is like the Icon is too big for the letters.
    Just to see what happens, hold down the control key CTRL, and roll the mouse wheel back and forth. See how the icons re-arrange. May unhide those letters.

    Change Size of Desktop Icons in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    08 Aug 2017 #7

    Pepanee.....You get a star for the day. I did your suggestion and BAM! Thank You so very much.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    08 Aug 2017 #8

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Just to see what happens, hold down the control key CTRL, and roll the mouse wheel back and forth. See how the icons re-arrange. May unhide those letters.

    Change Size of Desktop Icons in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    I tried Pepanee's suggestion before I saw yours. Thanks for the help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    08 Aug 2017 #9

    You're welcome Toughbook! You also get a star for getting that solved!!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Star.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	14.8 KB 
ID:	147835
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I have successfully installed Windows 10 ("final') on three devices: One venerable notebook, one "media" desktop computer (in my living room) and my main desktop computer in my home office. Unfortunately, I have encountered a strange phenomenon...
This morning when I booted up my desktop, all of my icons on the desktop were missing, although the shortcut is still there and works. The icons in the taskbar now have a generic looking icon. Right clicking on the start menu no longer brings up...
Win 10 Pro x64 1607, Classic Start desktop, setting=single-click open, system drive is fast SSD As detailed in another thread, I've had problems going from 1511 to 1607, but have settled in with the latter for the past week. To try to sort a...
All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time):: 1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store 2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show 3. All...
My taskbar is missing and my icons on the desktop are missing as well the background is dark kindly help:shock:
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:28.
Find Us