All my desktop icons gone

jason591

Well-Known Member
#1
All my icons gone. Ive tried going into my users file in my computer and the icons are there but not on my desktop. Any ideas?
 


#2
Hy, rightclick, view, show desktop icons.

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jason591

Well-Known Member
#3
Yea i tried that and it didnt work.
 


Josephur

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#5
If you have System Restore on with Previous Versions of files enabled, you can simply browse to C:\Users\YourUsername and right click on the Desktop folder, chose the Previous Versions tab and restore files from there.
 


Mike

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#6
How to rebuild icon cache?

This issue can occur by corrupted icon cache. To fix the issue, please rebuild icon cache.


1. Click the Start button, and click Computer .

2. On the Tool bar, click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options .

3. Click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option , and click OK .

4. Then, enter the following directory:


%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local


5. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.

6. Close the window, and restart the computer.

See also:

Icon cache gets corrupted

Source: Microsoft Technet
 


Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
#7
For me desktop icons on windows seems moot now thanks to the superbar.
Then again I usually like a clean desktop free of junk, its something we Mac and Linux users can agree on.
 


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