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Discus and support The Windows 10 Desktop - I want my old original desktop view back! Help! in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Seems like such a basic thing but I can't figure it out! Somehow (update or my children*eyeroll*) my main desktop is the Windows bunch of boxes and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by DKelly32, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. DKelly32 Win User

    The Windows 10 Desktop - I want my old original desktop view back! Help!


    Seems like such a basic thing but I can't figure it out! Somehow (update or my children*eyeroll*) my main desktop is the Windows bunch of boxes and flippy squares - it's distracting and I hate it. I just want my static old school icon based desktop. Anyone know how to switch back?!


    Thanks to all you answerers! The Windows 10 Desktop - I want my old original desktop view back! Help! ;)

    :)
     
    DKelly32, Nov 9, 2019
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  3. JimWynne Win User
    Old desktop view

    What old desktop view are you referring to? What happened to it?
     
    JimWynne, Nov 9, 2019
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  4. The Windows 10 Desktop - I want my old original desktop view back! Help!

    Want the Old Desktop Back in Windows 10 computer.

    Hi Dalton,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    The issue could occur if there is change in desktop icons is disable or hidden.

    To assist you better, please provide us the below information:

    • When you say "Windows 8 desktop icons back", are you logged in with the same user account with which you have upgrade to Windows 10? Is it a Microsoft Account or Local Account?
    • Is the desktop icons empty on the computer screen?

    If you are not able to see any of the desktop icons, then I suggest you to perform the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Right click on Desktop Screen.

    2. Then click on View.

    3. Click on Show desktop icons.

    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 9, 2019
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