Disappearing icons on the Windows 10 desktop

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Disappearing icons on the Windows 10 desktop

If you use Windows 10 every now and then, you may not see the desktop icons.

Perhaps the first thing that comes to your mind is that your system is infected.

But do not worry, in this article, stay tuned to Alvarayaneh to solve the problem with a few simple solutions.

Icon display enabled

In the first step, it is better to make sure that the desktop icon display option is enabled.

1. Right-click on the desktop.

2. Select the View option and select Show desktop icons from its subset.

3- This is one of the methods that works in all Windows and you have easily activated the desktop icons.

 

How to add icons to the Windows 10 desktop

A practical and simple way to add my computer icon, public user files and trash can, etc. on the Windows 10 desktop is to do the following:

  1. Right-click on an empty area of ​​your desktop.
  2. Select the Personalize option.
  3. In the left column of the window that opens, select Themes.
  4. In the right column, click on the Desktop icon settings link.
  5. In the new window that opens, check the icons you need to add to the Windows 10 desktop.
  6. To save new changes, first click the apply button and then the OK button.

 How to create a file to restore missing Windows 10 icons

If the above solutions do not solve your problem, try the following solutions.

Sometimes creating a new file on a Windows 10 desktop whose icons have suddenly disappeared will cause the icons to be restored.

Disappearing icons on the Windows 10 desktop

To do this, do the following steps in order:

  1. Right-click on an empty part of the Windows 10 desktop.
  2. Select the New option.
  3. From the submenu displayed, create a new file of your choice.
  4. If your problem is resolved with this solution, you can safely delete the created file.

 

How to use tablet mode to restore missing Windows 10 desktop icons

It may sound strange, but sometimes Windows 10 desktop icons disappear suddenly and for no reason.

  1. Open the Windows 10 setting section.
    • To do this, just open the start menu and select the setting option, which is in the form of gears.
  2. Click on the System icon.
  3. Select the Tablet Mode option.
  4. Click on the two position buttons and turn them ON.
  5. Now slide them to the left again and OFF.
  6. Now go back to your Windows page and check the result.

 How to Arrange Icons to Restore Windows 10 Desktop Icons

  1. Right-click on the Windows desktop.
  2. Select the sort by option.
  3. Change the sort of Windows desktop icons from the submenu.
  4. Now go back to your Windows page and check the result.

How to automate the display of Windows 10 desktop icons

  1. Right-click on an empty space in the Windows 10 desktop.
  2. Select the View option.
  3. From the menu below, check the Auto arrange icons option.
  4. This may fix the problem of missing Windows 10 screen icons.

The last method is to rebuild the desktop icon cache

You may try all the suggested solutions and still the Windows 10 desktop icons will not be displayed.

Update the Windows icon once as the next solution for icon cache.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows Command Prompt with admin permission.
    • To do this, click on the search bar in Windows 10 and search for cmd.
    • Right-click on the Command prompt option and select run as administrator.
    • If the admin confirmation message appears, click the Yes button.
  2. Copy the following commands to the command line and press the Enter keyboard button after each one  :

taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe

cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local

attrib –h IconCache.db

del IconCache.db

start explorer.exe

 

 

See Also Learn how to protect ransomware in Windows 10

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