Windows 10: Desktop Icons not showing

Discus and support Desktop Icons not showing in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello I have an issue with desktop icons not appearing in the Desktop FOLDER The icons appear if I look at the Desktop directly. If you look at... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by blitzfx, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. blitzfx Win User

    Desktop Icons not showing


    I have an issue with desktop icons not appearing in the Desktop FOLDER

    The icons appear if I look at the Desktop directly.

    If you look at screenshot, TeamViewer shortcut, The Outer Worlds shortcut and Steam shortcut do not appear in the Desktop folder.

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    I've already tried that sfc /scannow thing


    PS C:\Windows\system32> sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    blitzfx, Oct 3, 2020

  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, Oct 3, 2020
  3. No icons on desktop after startup only


    Welcome to the forum!

    Have you tried toggling the Desktop icons on and off?

    • Right-click on an open area of the Desktop
    • Click: View
    • If Show Desktop icons is already checked, uncheck it.
    • Repeat the above steps a time or two.
    • Check: Show Desktop icons

    Desktop Icons - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If no go on the above, right-click on the empty Desktop, and create a file.

    Let us know if they come back on.
    cottonball, Oct 3, 2020
  4. Desktop Icons not showing

    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, Oct 3, 2020

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