Windows 10: "Desktop icon settings" does not work anymore

Discus and support "Desktop icon settings" does not work anymore in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In Settings > Themes I used to be able to click "Desktop icon settings". But no more. Now I get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by margrave55, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. "Desktop icon settings" does not work anymore


    In Settings > Themes I used to be able to click "Desktop icon settings".
    But no more. Now I get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

    I first discovered this on my laptop, which was recently punished with 1903. I thought the new version reset my desktop icons (This PC, Documents, etc.), so I wanted to change things back ... and failed.

    On my desktop (deemed "not ready" for 1903) I'm running 1809. It gives the same failure ... and I am unable to access "Desktop icon settings".

    Whuzzup with that? What can I do to fix this?

    :)
     
    margrave55, Aug 31, 2019
    #1

  2. Remove Linux Desktop Icons

    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
    Peter1986C, Aug 31, 2019
    #2
  3. Desktop Icons

    Hello Glenda,

    Share this information to assist you better.

    • Is the issue particular to the Comcast?
    • Have you installed all the pending updates?
    • Did you try changing icons of other shortcuts?
    Follow the steps and check if it helps:

    Step 1: Press Windows+I to open Settings panel, and click
    Personalization to access Personalization settings.

    Step 2: Tap Change desktop icons on the top left in the Personalization window.

    Step 3: In the Desktop Icon Settings window, select the icon of
    This PC and click Change Icon.

    Step 4: Choose a new icon from the list, and tap OK.

    Step 5: Click OK to confirm the change.

    Let us know the status of the issue.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Aug 31, 2019
    #3
  4. "Desktop icon settings" does not work anymore

    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.

    Thanks.
     
    Divya Murugan, Aug 31, 2019
    #4
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