Windows 10: System icons on desktop do not work Solved


  1. Posts : 321
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
       22 Sep 2017 #1

    System icons on desktop do not work


    (Please note recent post DVD drive behaving oddly - Windows 10 Forums)

    I usually have Recycle Bin icon on the desktop. Yesterday it stopped working. Clicking on it did nothing. But its context menu came up ok. I created a new Icon by finding the address and it works. As a check I enabled This PC and Control Panel icons and they appeared on the desktop. But they, too, will not work. All other icons work as they should.

    It's not that I can't work around this issue. But it is symptomatic of Something Wrong. So my questions are: What's wrong? and How do I fix it?.

    I tried Safe Mode and ran Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:E:\Sources\Install.esd:1. No change.

    Perhaps I should reinstall Windows, but anything else?
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  2. Posts : 5,433
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       22 Sep 2017 #2

    tcebob said: View Post
    Perhaps I should reinstall Windows...
    I would, but not the clean install you seem to be assuming is your only option. I would try an in-place repair upgrade. This keeps all your files, installed apps and most of your settings.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 321
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
    Thread Starter
       22 Sep 2017 #3

    I bear good tidings: selected a restore point at the 5th of this month and after an hour the PC is working as expected, including desktop icons and myriad other small peculiarities. This time I'll be really careful about what I download.

    PS I'm bookmarking the suggested repair url.
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  4.    23 Sep 2017 #4

    Same Problem Please help Anyone


    Not sure how to fix this problem windows explorer not working at all most of my short-cuts aren't working.
    linked a page i got saying "manifest is damaged" no idea what going on will try restore to day see what is happening coz it happening alot lately. only had windows 10 in for 3 days now.

    sfcdetails.txt (file://DESKTOP-E2JG1BA/Users/nozi2/Desktop/sfcdetails.txt)

    see if i link it right.
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