Windows 10: Desktop Icons vanished

Discus and support Desktop Icons vanished in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Good evening As of today without my apparent intervention: 1. Desktop icons have vanished (cannot right click on desktop) 2. Taskbar icons have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by DrAS, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. DrAS Win User

    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



    :)
     
  2. AndyB007 Win User

    Icons label appear but icons not showing

    This morning when i open my laptop, all the icons got vanished from desktop, on the taskbar they are replaced by corrupt icons and in the drives file names appear but no icons. The labels are showing but the icons on desktop and inside every drive just
    got vanished. I have Norton 360 in my machine. IS it a virus problem? Any solution?
     
    AndyB007, Feb 19, 2016
    #2
  3. cal680 Win User
    Vanishing icon on desktop

    The label for the icon Is still there, but the icon itself vanished. If I put the curser above the label I can see an outline where the icon was. If I click on that spot, the program starts. This is another Windows 10 surprise moment? An hour ago it was
    fine, this just all of a sudden happened. No new programs installed, nothing deleted.
     
    cal680, Feb 19, 2016
    #3
  4. Berton Win User

    Desktop Icons vanished

    I saw that once and discovered I had Tablet Mode turned on.
     
    Berton, Feb 19, 2016
    #4
  5. davidhk Win User
    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 [​IMG]
     
    davidhk, Feb 19, 2016
    #5
  6. DrAS Win User
    How simple! And how infuriating. All is now well and many thanks for your kind help saved me no doubt hours of pfaffing around and probably breaking other stuff!
     
  7. davidhk Win User
    You are welcome.
     
    davidhk, Apr 4, 2018
    #7
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