Windows 10: Picture/Desktop icons have become generic.. How too fix

Discus and support Picture/Desktop icons have become generic.. How too fix in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; A couple of updates ago, my Picture/Desktop icons, became generic.. This started after a Windows update.. I've searched the net, tried different ways... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jUstcAllmEdOc, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Picture/Desktop icons have become generic.. How too fix


    A couple of updates ago, my Picture/Desktop icons, became generic.. This started after a Windows update.. I've searched the net, tried different ways to fix the problem..

    Any help is appreciated..

    ty,
    dOc

    :)
     
    jUstcAllmEdOc, Aug 30, 2019
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  2. 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, Aug 30, 2019
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  3. Desktop Icons Won't Stay Put

    Hi Laurie,

    As per the issue description I understand that you are facing issues with desktop icons.

    I suggest you try the following step in order to arrange the icons.

    • Right click on the desktop.
    • Click on view
    • Check the option auto arrange icons.
    Let us know if this helps.

    Thanks.
     
    Divya Murugan, Aug 30, 2019
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    mck Win User

    Picture/Desktop icons have become generic.. How too fix

    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?
     
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