Desktop shortcut with a path to"AppData" loses it's icon.

Discus and support Desktop shortcut with a path to"AppData" loses it's icon. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; path: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\ For some reason any Desktop shortcut with a path to"AppData" loses it's icon. The first shortcut looks correct,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sadicus, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. sadicus Win User

    Desktop shortcut with a path to"AppData" loses it's icon.


    path: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\
    For some reason any Desktop shortcut with a path to"AppData" loses it's icon.
    The first shortcut looks correct, but after a restart, it becomes blank even with: Properties> Change icon.

    :)
     
    sadicus, Jul 31, 2018
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  2. Vanessa Yar Win User

    Desktop Shortcut Icons

    Hi Mik-Dav,

    The desktop shortcut created for a specific website should bear the website's actual logo. With what you've experienced, there could be something wrong with how the shortcut was created.

    If you've created the shortcut by selecting Create shortcut, then we suggest that you try the other way, that is by dragging the website icon that appears in the address bar to your desktop. Follow these steps:

    • Using Internet Explorer, access a website.
    • Once the website opens, you will see its icon in the address bar.
    • Click and drag the icon on your desktop.

    The website shortcut bearing its actual logo should now be saved on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Jul 31, 2018
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  3. mik-dav 1500 Win User
    Desktop Shortcut Icons

    I tried using Edge that comes with the computer and I can see the logo you are talking about. When I try to drag it to the desktop you can see that I have it but as soon as I drop it the window opens rather than putting the shortcut icon on the desktop.
     
    mik-dav 1500, Jul 31, 2018
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  4. Regile Reb Win User

    Desktop shortcut with a path to"AppData" loses it's icon.

    How can i restore my accidental deletion of about 1/2 of my desktop icons

    Hi,

    Since your desktop icons are not in the Recycle Bin, we suggest that you create a new shortcut for your preferred applications. Follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on your desktop > New > Shortcut.
    • Enter the path of the application you want to create an icon or select Browse... > click OK > Next > Finish.
    Note: If the deleted icons on your desktops are not shortcuts, but are saved files, it may be possible to retrieve them if they are saved in OneDrive.

    Let us know if you have other inquiries.
     
    Regile Reb, Jul 31, 2018
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