Nov 21, 2012

How do I get my desktop icons back on Windows?

My nephew was playing around with my laptop, and now my desktop is blank except for the start button on the lower right. I'm sure I'll smack my forehead when I learn how to fix this, but does anyone have an idea what he did and how to restore my desktop icons?

just try to update the O.S and restart the computer . than right click on the desktop .Select View and then click on Show desktop icons. (Make sure the option is checked) .
if icons are not appering on your desktop then you have to click on start and in the search box type “icons” you see the list, click on show or hide comman icons on the desktop. visit blog http://fixingblog.com/how-do-i-get-my-desktop-icons-back-in-my-computer/ and see if this will help to solve this issue . thanks

Right-click on an empty spot on your desktop.

In the small menu move the pointer to View…

Move the pointer horizontally to the additional menu.

Move the pointer down to Show desktop icons. This item is checked when the icons are displayed. Click it so it will be unchecked.
I have a similar problem, however, when I right click on the screen, nothing happens. I used to have 2 columns of desktop icons but I think i accidentally clicked on the wrong button and now all i get on my startup page are windows 10 boxes (news, etc)
Any ideas please?
My desk top
Go to settings then in the search bar type icons and find "Hide app icons on the taskbar in tablet mode" click on and find "Make windows more touch friendly when using your device as a tablet." Turn that feature off. We had this to happen to us and it took us a long while to figure that out hopefully this will help you.
I ha a lot of files saved on my Window's 7 desktop and now they aren't there, how can I get them back. I have Windows 10 now.
Most of the people lose Windows icons and you can fix that in couple of easy steps (this happen with beginners) if problem is not more complex. Check this tutorial about bringing back most of basic icons : http://pc-problem-solutions.blogspot.com/2013/09/bring-back-your-desktop-icons-windows-xp.html



If you are not able to see any icons and bar on your desktop, do 


not worry about it. Your windows is working fine.

Steps to resolve these issue are as follow:


- When you are on main screen or desktop of your PC & you are 


not able to see any icons and bar on your desktop.


- Press Ctrl+Alt+DELET, blue new windows will apear on your 


screen (In Win7) and click on open Task Manager. In windows XP 


task manager will appear once you will tab Ctrl+Alt+DELET. 


- Click on File Option in top left side of the Windows task manager.

- Select an New Task (Run...) option.

- Make the bar blank with the help of backspace key.

- Type In there "explorer.exe" and click on OK option.

- Your desktop will come on its own state.

- Then click on Processes option on Windows Task Manager.

- right click on explorer.exe & select and "Set Priority" option.

- Click on High.

- And click on positive option if its appear.


Your problem has been fixed.


If you want to send any feed back please feel free to mail me 




To turn the option back on , do this:


1. Right click the desktop

2. Select View -> Show Desktop Icon

3. Make sure the option is checked.

I hope this helps.


You can check here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670504

Here's an article that has a screenshot that illustrates how to restore your desktop icons in Windows 7.

Fix Missing Desktop Icons [Windows 7]

"The missing desktop icons can however be displayed again easily. Some users might think that they have lost all of their desktop icons, they should however be visible in Windows Explorer for instance in the Desktop directory that is by default listed under Favorites in the left quick navigation menu in Windows Explorer.

The missing desktop icons can be displayed again by right-clicking the computer desktop and selecting View > Show Desktop Icons. They should appear immediately after making the change in the menu. A checkmark should be visible after selecting the entry."

Easy one, might want to get your forehead ready for a dope slap.  Right click on your icon free desktop, then check the option for display icons. Ta-da!  

Wow, I should've had a V8! Seriously - no one could tell me this very simple thing. Yep. Head slap. Thank you so much!
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