Windows 10: Personal settings, desktop shortcuts and folder icon missing,automatic update when i didn't...

Discus and support Personal settings, desktop shortcuts and folder icon missing,automatic update when i didn't... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi team, Without any notification, my desktop display and all old settings changed automatically. Then i checked in windows update but its already... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by basantg, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. basantg Win User

    Personal settings, desktop shortcuts and folder icon missing,automatic update when i didn't...


    Hi team,


    Without any notification, my desktop display and all old settings changed automatically.

    Then i checked in windows update but its already off.

    I had arranged all things as per suitability , so that i can find it in easy way. i don't need this feature.

    unnecessary its updated and spoiled my 2-3 days.

    i want my old screen, How can i get it back???????????

    Please suggest a way or procedure.


    os-windows10


    Regards

    Basant

    :)
     
    basantg, Dec 23, 2020
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  2. Desktop shortcuts

    "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome_proxy.exe" --profile-directory=Default --app-id=ipaeeilaeibgpiddhlkpcepjhpmaejma
    I looked at the string in that shortcut “ipaeeilaeibgpiddhlkpcepjhpmaejma” and found it in 2 locations as listed below. This is from a working shortcut.
    C:\Users\Wil\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    C:\Users\Wil\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Applications
    I deleted both but that didn’t make any difference to the working icon and shortcut I had on my desktop.
    I did however save my user account to a slave drive and I copied all the entries that were in those 2 folders to my new install and it didn’t bring back my shortcuts but it did replace all the generic icons on my desktop with the proper ones so I was bold and selected the Users\Wil\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome folder from my backup and dumped it into my user account and now the icons that had the shortcut missing still have the proper icon of the website they pointed to but when I click on the icon I don’t even get an empty chrome page. Funny thing that when I hover over such an icon the alt text from that site does show up which it didn’t before.
    So I am pretty much at a loss what to try next LOL
     
    Windsurfer, Dec 23, 2020
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  3. Desktop Shortcut Icons

    Hi Mik-Dav,

    The desktop shortcut created for a specific website should bear the website's actual logo. With what you've experienced, there could be something wrong with how the shortcut was created.

    If you've created the shortcut by selecting Create shortcut, then we suggest that you try the other way, that is by dragging the website icon that appears in the address bar to your desktop. Follow these steps:

    • Using Internet Explorer, access a website.
    • Once the website opens, you will see its icon in the address bar.
    • Click and drag the icon on your desktop.

    The website shortcut bearing its actual logo should now be saved on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Dec 23, 2020
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  4. Personal settings, desktop shortcuts and folder icon missing,automatic update when i didn't...

    Desktop Shortcut Icons

    I tried using Edge that comes with the computer and I can see the logo you are talking about. When I try to drag it to the desktop you can see that I have it but as soon as I drop it the window opens rather than putting the shortcut icon on the desktop.
     
    mik-dav 1500, Dec 23, 2020
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