Windows 10: Icons on the desktop disappeared after update

Discus and support Icons on the desktop disappeared after update in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My Laptop got updated a couple of months ago and all the icons that were on the desktop went missing. There are still available under the desktop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by AnandS84, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. AnandS84 Win User

    Icons on the desktop disappeared after update


    My Laptop got updated a couple of months ago and all the icons that were on the desktop went missing. There are still available under the desktop folder though. I am not able to bring them back to the desktop screen.

    :)
     
    AnandS84, Dec 22, 2018
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  2. Windows Update does it again: Disappearing Desktop Icons

    Hello

    After I updated a ton of security updates with care to only update the certain critical ones no anything else.


    The hardcoded icons have disappeared during reboot, those icons that you drag out of start menu and it automatically creates it, and the network icon that you right-click in the start menu and select "show on desktop"

    But there was also a freeze during the update process, when rebooted it re-do the stuff that it does at boot so i think it was fine , but the icon thing happend, it always has to be something.

    I so hate the windows update, I haven't updated for half a year and now i did a manual careful update and I think i will never do it again for win7 EVER on this PC.

    Icons keep disappearing after a certain period of days while several sessions passed. Let's say every 5 days or a week, 3 times now. I want to have my system stuff out like Control panel, add remove programs, all the sys stuff.


    EDIT: Exact icons are "network" "sound" and "programs and features"

    Found something it can be certain settings for icon cleanup

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com.../thread/ada5d392-2af7-43c3-9191-08baf63f0098/

    Stupid updates messing with my settings*Mad Icons on the desktop disappeared after update :mad:
     
    RuskiSnajper, Dec 22, 2018
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  3. 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.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...may-have/d47c81e8-78d8-4d6a-bf0c-98decec85944

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

    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Dec 22, 2018
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  4. qubit Win User

    Icons on the desktop disappeared after update

    Windows Update does it again: Disappearing Desktop Icons

    Couple of things:

    Disappearing icons during normal use is not something that Windows tends to do, so there's a problem somewhere on your system.

    Leaving Windows Update for so long is asking for problems. Set the updater to download critical updates, but install only when you say so. This way, Windows will be kept up to date and the updates will be a lot smaller, reducing the chance of something going wrong.

    So, what's infrarecorder?
     
    qubit, Dec 22, 2018
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