Windows 10: Desktop icon on desktop

Discus and support Desktop icon on desktop in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, A desktop icon suddenly appeared on my desktop.. If I delete it, the whole desktop is also deleted... The desktop folder on the drive, does... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by woodyard, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. woodyard Win User

    Desktop icon on desktop


    Hi,

    A desktop icon suddenly appeared on my desktop.. If I delete it, the whole desktop is also deleted...
    The desktop folder on the drive, does not contain that icon.

    Does anyone has any experience with this scenario? *Smile



    :)
     
    woodyard, Apr 20, 2015
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  2. Windows update error (0x80070422)

     
    desktop-ltdglo7, Apr 20, 2015
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  3. Windows update error (0x80070422)

     
    desktop-ltdglo7, Apr 20, 2015
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Desktop icon on desktop

    What icon? Can you post a screenshot?
     
    Edwin, Apr 20, 2015
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  5. woodyard Win User
    Oh damn, I forgot to attach it *Smile

    Desktop icon on desktop [​IMG]
     
    woodyard, Apr 20, 2015
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  6. Edwin New Member
    K, that's what I thought.
    I can't really explain though. It seems that when you create a shortcut for the desk top, the system will create a temporary 'Desktop' shortcut (3) on the desktop!
    It may go away after closing Explorer windows or right clicking on the desktop and choosing 'Refresh'.
    However, based on the green check marks, yours seem to be associated with OneDrive, so you may have some other weirdness going on there.
    Sorry if that wasn't very helpful but there's a lot of strange things going on in W10! *Smile


    Desktop icon on desktop [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Apr 20, 2015
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  7. woodyard Win User
    Pacepalm! *Doh A refresh did it... Can't say why I didn't try that to start with.... Thanks..!
     
    woodyard, Apr 20, 2015
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  8. Gary Win User

    Desktop icon on desktop

    That is probably some sort of bug. It is happening in all builds or maybe it is intentional..?
     
  9. It's a bug. If you want to get rid of it just refresh the desktop.
     
    cyberrufus, Apr 20, 2015
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  10. Reminds me of the 'Home Group' icon that appears randomly on Win 8/8.1 desktops. Deleting and refreshing the desktop fixed the issue.
     
    AthanasianCreed, Apr 4, 2018
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