Windows 10: Desktop Icons Keep Changing

Discus and support Desktop Icons Keep Changing in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; [ATTACH] I don't know how else to describe this ........... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ShayneSchavee, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Desktop Icons Keep Changing

    Desktop Icons Keep Changing 0dc8804e-d071-41cd-ab1d-80972d14c3d5?upload=true.png I don't know how else to describe this ........

    ShayneSchavee, Mar 31, 2020
  2. MCK
    mck Win User

    Cannot change desktop icon

    Sometimes a desktop icon changes from what it was to a plain white folder. Might be something I did but not sure what.

    To change it to the icon I want, I go:
    1. Rt-click icon > Properties > Change icon
    2. I select the icon I want from the thumbnails of icons.
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Apply
    But the icon does not change. It just stays looking like a white folder.
    HOWEVER, if I pin the icon to the taskbar, the icon on the taskbar does look like the icon I selected in step-2. So the change is registered with Win10 but the icon on the desktop just doesn't change.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
  3. 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, Mar 31, 2020
  4. Desktop Icons Keep Changing

    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, Mar 31, 2020

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