Windows 10: Desktop and File Explorer icons gone

Discus and support Desktop and File Explorer icons gone in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello! I have readed some other posts about people who had the same problem as me, but none of those solutions worked for me. Basically today I booted... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by EyeSteel, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. EyeSteel Win User

    Desktop and File Explorer icons gone


    Hello!

    I have readed some other posts about people who had the same problem as me, but none of those solutions worked for me. Basically today I booted up my computer and all of my icons are randomly gone, in File Explorer and on the desktop. I cannot go to C:\Users\karlp\AppData and open Local's properties. I have tried Windows Powershell (Admin) and SFC /scannow. I have also downloaded Tweaking Windows Repair and Thumbnail and Icon Cache Rebuilder and Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat. THE only thing I don't want to do is reset my Windows. It would mean alot for me if somebody could help me out!

    Thanks! Desktop and File Explorer icons gone :)

    Edit: I don't have IconCache (it's missing, so I can't delete it)

    Edit : I have also tried that method using cmd and typing in ie4uinit.exe -show, taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F, DEL /A /Q "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" , DEL /A /F /Q "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" , shutdown /r /f /t 00

    :)
     
    EyeSteel, Jul 27, 2018
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  2. sturpe Win User

    Cannot find Desktop Icon in File Explorer


    Now that is interesting. If I do what you suggest, File Explorer Address bar changes to C:\Users\username\documents and the missing ICONS are there. But there is still not a "Desktop" folder.

    Is this a step in the right direction?
     
    sturpe, Jul 27, 2018
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  3. sturpe Win User
    Cannot find Desktop Icon in File Explorer


    My Desktop is showing icons as normal. But if I try to find what is on my desktop by using file manager, I cannot find the icon. I also checked under C;\user my name, public, default and no desktop listed on any of them. Any suggestions?
     
    sturpe, Jul 27, 2018
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  4. twicksisted Win User

    Desktop and File Explorer icons gone

    Windows vista x64 computer icon always changing

    what icons are you referring to?
    In the Windows Explorer list or desktop?
     
    twicksisted, Jul 27, 2018
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