Windows 10: Problem with desktop icons

Discus and support Problem with desktop icons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; As you can see from the pic some of my snips are showing up as small pictures and the majority are showing just icons any ideas as to how I can change... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ICIT2LOL, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. ICIT2LOL Win User

    Problem with desktop icons

    As you can see from the pic some of my snips are showing up as small pictures and the majority are showing just icons any ideas as to how I can change the icons to the the pictures they are??

    ICIT2LOL, Sep 9, 2020

  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, Sep 9, 2020
  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.

    Divya Murugan, Sep 9, 2020
  4. Amit_Sun Win User

    Problem with desktop icons

    Problem with desktop icons


    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    This issue could be caused if the Desktop Icons are hidden.

    1. May I know, if you are aware of any recent changes made to the system after which you are facing this issue?
    2. Which version and edition of Windows is installed on the computer?

    I suggest you go through this articleShow, hide, or
    resize desktop icons
    follow the steps, if the icons are hidden, you should get it back.

    If you want to pin any icon to desktop you can check

    Pin apps and folders to the desktop or taskbar
    and you can easily access them from the desktop screen.

    If you still face the issue, reply to this post with more information.

    Hope it helps.

    Amit Sunar

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
    Amit_Sun, Sep 9, 2020

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