Windows 10: No icons and properties not working

Discus and support No icons and properties not working in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all, I have a problem where no icons show anywhere throughout the system, I get no thumbnails from pictures, videos etc. Icons only appear on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MrPeaski, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. MrPeaski Win User

    No icons and properties not working


    Hi all, I have a problem where no icons show anywhere throughout the system, I get no thumbnails from pictures, videos etc.

    Icons only appear on my Stardock Object Dock on the bottom of the screen and in the Taskbar Notification area
    I get flashes of what look like black and white shortcut arrows appear next to entries in the navigation pane when I hover over one edge of the vertical scroll bar.

    I have also lost the ability to get file/folder properties. Neither right clicking and selecting 'properties' nor left clicking to select and then clicking 'properties' on the toolbar ribbon produce anything. The only places where it works are 'This Computer' and 'Recycle Bin' on the desktop.

    Things I've tried without success:
    SFC /scannow results with no errors found
    Restarting as a clean boot (as described here https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...oot-in-windows)
    Used ShellExView to disable third party shell extensions

    This is the second time that this has happened, the first was on a Windows 10 migration from Windows 7.
    This time its on a completely clean (reformatted) Windows 10 install, that is about 2 weeks old.
    The system was fine when I shut down yesterday and the only thing I've done with it today was to connect my 3D printer to Pronterface to make some changes to it.
    I closed Pronterface and shut down.

    I really don't want to go down the route of a clean install again as it takes a couple of days to complete.
    When it happened previously using a 4 day old system restore failed to fix it.

    Windows 10 Pro 1903 Build 18362.476

    Can anyone help?

    :)
     
    MrPeaski, Nov 15, 2019
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  2. psbecker Win User

    Change Folder Icon in Windows 10


    I just acquired a new laptop running Windows 10 and am trying to change the icons of the folders in the StartUp "Program" folder so that they would stand out a little better. I used my admin account and followed all the steps listed above, but when I clicked on "Apply", nothing happened. The same basic windows folder icon remained attached to the folder. I also tried to go into Properties and capitalize some of the folder names, but that didn't work either. Looks like something is protecting them, but I cannot figure out what it is much less how to get around this blockage, Any suggestions?
     
    psbecker, Nov 15, 2019
    #2
  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, Nov 15, 2019
    #3
  4. No icons and properties not working

    Notification area (system tray) icons missing, Reset did not work

    Hi Kevin,

    With regard to your query about the system tray, we suggest that you follow the steps below and see if it helps.

    • Right-click on an empty space in your desktop taskbar and select Properties.
    • In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, find the selection labeled
      Notification Area and click on Customize.
    • Click on Turn system icons on or off.
    • If you'd like to always show all icons, turn the slider window to On.
    • Reboot the PC for the changes to take effect.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Rafael Com, Nov 15, 2019
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