Windows 10: Disappearance of desktop icons

Discus and support Disappearance of desktop icons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I turned on my Windows 10 PC and noticed all my desktop icons were gone, with the exception of Recycle Bin. The Search box is also gone. The taskbar... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Mr Ed, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Mr Ed Win User

    Disappearance of desktop icons


    I turned on my Windows 10 PC and noticed all my desktop icons were gone, with the exception of Recycle Bin. The Search box is also gone. The taskbar icons appear intact. Never seen that happen before. Any idea what may have happened, and is it possible to revert the situation back to normal? Thanks for your help.

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    Mr Ed, Oct 8, 2020
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  2. Desktop Icons disappeared

    Hi Kinsley,

    • Are you referring to the desktop icons?
    • When did the icons disappear? Did you make any changes to the system Settings?

    It's possible that your device is in Tablet mode. I suggest you to turn it off and check if the icons appear. To do so, select the
    Action center icon on the taskbar (the little message box next to the date and time), and then select
    Tablet mode to turn it on or off.

    Also refer the following thread which discusses about a similar issue.

    Windows 10 - Desktop icons disappeared - I may have hit something that is causing my problem

    Hope this helps. Keep us updated with the status of the issue to continue assisting you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Oct 8, 2020
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  3. 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 8, 2020
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  4. O0mix0O Win User

    Disappearance of desktop icons

    O0mix0O, Oct 8, 2020
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