Windows 10: Desktop not accessible/available. Then on reboot all icons gone

Discus and support Desktop not accessible/available. Then on reboot all icons gone in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; No idea what happened here or even if this is fixable. All of a sudden I got an error message that desktop not accessible despite it being available... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by pittguy578, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Desktop not accessible/available. Then on reboot all icons gone


    No idea what happened here or even if this is fixable.

    All of a sudden I got an error message that desktop not accessible despite it being available ten minutes before.

    I rolled back to prior version of windows-that didn't fix it.

    I rebooted again. I can put stuff on desktop but that doesn't fix my missing icons or the documents that had been on desktop.

    I go into my users/desktop folder and that is blank as well.

    Any way to fix this?

    :)
     
    pittguy578, Sep 28, 2017
    #1

  2. All computer icons

    All of the icons on my computer are gone. not just the desktop, but folder icons, everything. The icon names are still present on my desktop, but no icons. Taskbar icons appear as light blue/white rectangles. Folder envelopes are completely gone. I have
    tried searching for a solution, but all I can find is the simple desktop icon function. I have done system restore several times, but to no avail. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
    RGRamsdell, Sep 28, 2017
    #2
  3. JoeM_893 Win User
    desktop icons are gone after reboot

    Opps My Fault Unselect tablet mode in the Notifications Icon. Now I can switch back and forth.
     
    JoeM_893, Sep 28, 2017
    #3
  4. dalchina New Member

    Desktop not accessible/available. Then on reboot all icons gone

    Do you mean e.g. Win 10 to Win 8, or Creator's build to Anniversary build?

    Or do you perhaps mean System Restore?

    If one of the first two, it's gone.

    Did you perhaps relocate your desktop (which is possible)?
    And of course, do you have a backup? (We repeatedly and strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging- e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) which lets you restore Windows to a prior working state even if unbootable, and any disks or partitions you've imaged- or extract any files you need).

    Some discussion here e.g. - searching for
    desktop not accessible

    'Desktop is not Accessible' - Windows Forum - Spiceworks
     
    dalchina, Sep 28, 2017
    #4
Thema:

Desktop not accessible/available. Then on reboot all icons gone

Loading...
  1. Desktop not accessible/available. Then on reboot all icons gone - Similar Threads - Desktop accessible available

  2. All files and folders on desktop suddenly gone.

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    All files and folders on desktop suddenly gone.: I was playing Hearthstone on my laptop and then I exited the game and after I wanted to exit the Battle.net app. When I right click > exit on the app in the icon tray suddenly all of my icons, files and folders on my desktop completely disappeared. The only icons still...
  3. Desktop icons are gone only text shows

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Desktop icons are gone only text shows: My computer only shows text for the desktop icons. It still works but it's get annoying that I can't see my icons. I've been looking at different methods online, but nothing seems to work....
  4. desktop icons gone after update

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    desktop icons gone after update: I want to ask why after a update windows 10 home version 1709 build 16.299.785 my icons are gone from the desktop and 1 icon came back on my taskbar, and when I click that all does come back....this is so weird, can you help me to resolve this. thank you...
  5. Desktop and File Explorer icons gone

    in Windows 10 Support
    Desktop and File Explorer icons gone: Hello! I have readed some other posts about people who had the same problem as me, but none of those solutions worked for me. Basically today I booted up my computer and all of my icons are randomly gone, in File Explorer and on the desktop. I cannot go to...
  6. All icons & thumbnails gone in Windows Explorer & desktop

    in Windows 10 Support
    All icons & thumbnails gone in Windows Explorer & desktop: Hi all, On turning on my laptop yesterday (for the first time in a couple of days), all my icons are now missing: [img] This also includes thumbnails, etc: [img] I have tried restarting / full shutdown a few times with no effect. Any suggestions much...
  7. All icons are gone (everywhere)

    in Windows 10 Support
    All icons are gone (everywhere): Hi, something really weird happened after I restarted my computer. The icons in my desktop, folders, etc (everywhere) are gone. (see the pictures) [img] [img] I rebooted a bunch of times and even did a system restore but it's still not displaying any of the icons....
  8. Desktop Icons all gone?

    in Windows 10 Support
    Desktop Icons all gone?: I have the latest update of Win 10... Booted computer this morning and all of my desktop icons are gone. Could anyone help me find them? *Smile The desktop now defaults to a Win10 desktop but when I go to "desktop" there is nothing there. All help appreciated. wayne 53950
  9. Desktop taskbar icons all gone? Nothing able to be minimised?? HELP!

    in Windows 10 Support
    Desktop taskbar icons all gone? Nothing able to be minimised?? HELP!: I think I have recently done an update. Now, my computer turns on fine. However the only taskbar icons I have from the extreme left is the windows 'start' image, then the cortana circle then the taskview rectangle. From the extreme right I have the usual show desktop...
  10. All icons gone (desktop & folders) only titles remain

    in Windows 10 Support
    All icons gone (desktop & folders) only titles remain: Hello, After a restart all my icons have disappeared on the Desktop and in all of my folders. The titles under the icons remain and are selectable to open programs. The taskbar is also affected with only generic icons showing for programs; the Quicklaunch bar shows...