Windows 10: desktop icon disappear

Discus and support desktop icon disappear in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; windows 10 starts with a black screen (with few locked applications to task bar & tray) no right click so I can't ask to show desktop icons). It seems... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by zivshosh, May 28, 2018.

  1. zivshosh Win User

    desktop icon disappear

    windows 10 starts with a black screen (with few locked applications to task bar & tray)
    no right click so I can't ask to show desktop icons). It seems that the black screen is covering the desktop because playing with the settings (personalization etc) show all icons for a second and gets back to initial black screen.
    How can I recover desktop with all its icons?
    thank you

    zivshosh, May 28, 2018

  2. Desktop Icons disappeared

    Hi Kinsley,

    • Are you referring to the desktop icons?
    • When did the icons disappear? Did you make any changes to the system Settings?

    It's possible that your device is in Tablet mode. I suggest you to turn it off and check if the icons appear. To do so, select the
    Action center icon on the taskbar (the little message box next to the date and time), and then select
    Tablet mode to turn it on or off.

    Also refer the following thread which discusses about a similar issue.

    Windows 10 - Desktop icons disappeared - I may have hit something that is causing my problem

    Hope this helps. Keep us updated with the status of the issue to continue assisting you further.

    Thank you.
    Azaruddin Syed, May 29, 2018
  3. Desktop Icons Won't Stay Put

    Hi Laurie,

    As per the issue description I understand that you are facing issues with desktop icons.

    I suggest you try the following step in order to arrange the icons.

    • Right click on the desktop.
    • Click on view
    • Check the option auto arrange icons.
    Let us know if this helps.

    Divya Murugan, May 29, 2018

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