Windows 10: Don't create desktop display icon

Discus and support Don't create desktop display icon in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, Desktop Icon My desktop display gets cluttered with .txt file icons. Is there a way to put a .txt file in the desktop folder and not create a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Frank C, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Frank C Win User

    Don't create desktop display icon


    Hi,
    Desktop Icon
    My desktop display gets cluttered with .txt file icons.
    Is there a way to put a .txt file in the desktop folder and not create a monitor display icon for it?
    It would be accessible from File Explorer via the desktop folder.
    Thanks


    :)
     
    Frank C, Apr 21, 2016
    #1

  2. Some Google Shortcut Icons appear as empty folders when I choose to display the medium size icon on desktop

    I created shortcuts on my desktop for Google Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Google Contacts. I replaced the icons that windows offered with icons I downloaded from the web. The four icons appear as I selected when I choose to display small icons
    on the desktop. When I change the size of the desktop icons to medium, the Google Drive and Google Calendar shortcuts display the same as they did when I used the "small" icon; however, the Google Mail and Google Contacts icons appear as empty folders.

    I recognize that this is a minor problem, but I would rather have the correct icon display.

    Thanks.
     
    FailedCellar392, Apr 21, 2016
    #2
  3. Missing icon word

    I installed Windows 10 afterre boot I noticed
    a Word file icons on the desktop
    is no longer displayed. A generic
    white icon appears in their place.
    I created another account
    on the same computer and displays correctly.

    Important: I use Office 2007 and the icons
    are displayed correctly in the taskbar
    and start menu.

    Can anyone help me?
     
    MARIUSDAIA, Apr 21, 2016
    #3
  4. dalchina New Member

    Don't create desktop display icon

    Hi, why use the desktop? Especially if you don't want to see anything there?

    The desktop is just a folder. Suggest you put the files into another folder... and put a shortcut to the folder on the desktop or in your start menu...
     
    dalchina, Apr 21, 2016
    #4
  5. Frank C Win User
    OK, I'll do that.
    Thanks
     
    Frank C, Apr 21, 2016
    #5
  6. That's your only solution as far as I know. The Desktop is just a folder, as dalchina explained, so anything visible in it, will be visible however you view the folder.
     
    DeaconFrost, Apr 4, 2018
    #6
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