Windows 10: I changed my desktop icons.

Discus and support I changed my desktop icons. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; a few days ago I decided to change my icons to windows 98 icons, and I've liked them. but it's been a bit confusing and I want to change them back, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by casebreaker, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. I changed my desktop icons.


    a few days ago I decided to change my icons to windows 98 icons, and I've liked them. but it's been a bit confusing and I want to change them back, but I don't know how

    :)
     
    casebreaker, Sep 15, 2021
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    mck Win User

    Cannot change desktop icon

    Sometimes a desktop icon changes from what it was to a plain white folder. Might be something I did but not sure what.

    To change it to the icon I want, I go:
    1. Rt-click icon > Properties > Change icon
    2. I select the icon I want from the thumbnails of icons.
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Apply
    But the icon does not change. It just stays looking like a white folder.
    HOWEVER, if I pin the icon to the taskbar, the icon on the taskbar does look like the icon I selected in step-2. So the change is registered with Win10 but the icon on the desktop just doesn't change.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  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, Sep 15, 2021
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  4. I changed my desktop icons.

    Desktop Icons

    Hello Glenda,

    Share this information to assist you better.

    • Is the issue particular to the Comcast?
    • Have you installed all the pending updates?
    • Did you try changing icons of other shortcuts?
    Follow the steps and check if it helps:

    Step 1: Press Windows+I to open Settings panel, and click
    Personalization to access Personalization settings.

    Step 2: Tap Change desktop icons on the top left in the Personalization window.

    Step 3: In the Desktop Icon Settings window, select the icon of
    This PC and click Change Icon.

    Step 4: Choose a new icon from the list, and tap OK.

    Step 5: Click OK to confirm the change.

    Let us know the status of the issue.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Sep 15, 2021
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