Windows 10: Problem when I Right Click on a Desktop Icon or on any file

Discus and support Problem when I Right Click on a Desktop Icon or on any file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have just sat and read through all 27 pages in case someone had already posted about my problem, but this is not the case. I upgraded to 20H2... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ukpeterg, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:42 AM.

  1. ukpeterg Win User

    Problem when I Right Click on a Desktop Icon or on any file


    I have just sat and read through all 27 pages in case someone had already posted about my problem, but this is not the case. I upgraded to 20H2 yesterday. All very painless and relatively fast.

    However, I have a problem that when I Right Click on a Desktop Icon or on any file in Windows Explorer, I get the small round revolving circle and nothing happens, except that I cannot do anything else on my computer, other than Ctrl-Alt Del to go to Task Manager to click on Windows Explorer and click Reset to get myself out of this loop.

    I cannot find a fix for this on the web. Does anyone else have this problem, or better still, has anyone got a fix for this?

    Kind regards,

    :)
     

  2. 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, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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  3. No icons on desktop after startup only

    EagleEye,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Have you tried toggling the Desktop icons on and off?

    • Right-click on an open area of the Desktop
    • Click: View
    • If Show Desktop icons is already checked, uncheck it.
    • Repeat the above steps a time or two.
    • Check: Show Desktop icons

    Desktop Icons - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If no go on the above, right-click on the empty Desktop, and create a file.

    Let us know if they come back on.
     
  4. sturpe Win User

    Problem when I Right Click on a Desktop Icon or on any file

    Cannot find Desktop Icon in File Explorer

    Now that is interesting. If I do what you suggest, File Explorer Address bar changes to C:\Users\username\documents and the missing ICONS are there. But there is still not a "Desktop" folder.

    Is this a step in the right direction?
     
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