Windows 10: Problem with desktop icon shortcuts.

Discus and support Problem with desktop icon shortcuts. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, since a half year ago I have been experiencing a strange behavior with desktop shortcuts. It is not a big problem, because it does not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by skrovnoCZ, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. skrovnoCZ Win User

    Problem with desktop icon shortcuts.


    Hello,


    since a half year ago I have been experiencing a strange behavior with desktop shortcuts. It is not a big problem, because it does not interrupt me to use my computer as always, it is just a bit disturbing when I notice it and it makes me think that my storage is corrupted or there is something wrong with the registry.

    There are few samples what is going on. not every of them

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    This happens almost every time I'm copying files to USB drive, or just opening random folders. Desktop flashes and this happens.

    When I refresh desktop, everything is fine again.
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    I have checked drive for errors but everything seems to be normal.

    Also I use Microsoft Update in settings for manual update if there is some that is hanging or unable to install. I still don't use Windows version 20H2 because in 20H2 some functions were removed so I'm currently running on version 2004.

    Anyone have solution for this?


    Thank you for all responds.

    :)
     
    skrovnoCZ, Jan 19, 2021
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  2. 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, Jan 19, 2021
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  3. 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, Jan 19, 2021
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  4. Problem with desktop icon shortcuts.

    Blank shortcut icon GPU-Z

    I know I am quite late but as I was scrolling through I saw this post which happened to one of friend too. This sometimes happens with Windows. Usually a reboot will solve the problem. However if this doesn't, try setting the icon for the shortcut(right-click pinned icon, right-click program, left-click properties, select "change icon...") or refreshing it by switching to a different icon, applying it, and then reverting back to the original icon. Remove the shortcut from the taskbar and replace it with the start menu shortcut or simply drag the .exe file to the taskbar.
     
    lorraine walsh, Jan 19, 2021
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