Windows 10: Desktop icons vanished and replaced by white bars.

Discus and support Desktop icons vanished and replaced by white bars. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have plenty app icons on my desktop but they seem to have disappeared. This happens every time I boot my PC after installing the latest Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by LukesterWad, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Desktop icons vanished and replaced by white bars.


    I have plenty app icons on my desktop but they seem to have disappeared. This happens every time I boot my PC after installing the latest Windows update. If you need any more information feel free to request it - thanks.

    Desktop icons vanished and replaced by white bars. [​IMG]

    :)
     
    LukesterWad, Jul 13, 2019
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  2. davidhk Win User

    Desktop Icons vanished


    To : DrAS,

    Just to elaborate what Berton has told you..........that you are on Tablet Mode.
    If it is what Berton has suggested, you can have your desktop back. Follow steps below................
    Bottom right next to Time, there is a notification icon > click it > click Tablet mode.
    You should have your desktop back.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html


    Desktop icons vanished and replaced by white bars. [​IMG]
     
    davidhk, Jul 13, 2019
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  3. 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?
     
  4. DrAS Win User

    Desktop icons vanished and replaced by white bars.

    Desktop Icons vanished


    Good evening

    As of today without my apparent intervention:

    1. Desktop icons have vanished (cannot right click on desktop)
    2. Taskbar icons have vanished (got them back as right-click works on taskbar)
    3. Cannot minimise window (browser, Outlook etc)

    Is this an 'update' or have I carelessly altered something?

    Many thanks
     
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