Windows 10: Why are my desktop icons messed up following update to Windows 10.0.19041

Discus and support Why are my desktop icons messed up following update to Windows 10.0.19041 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; [ATTACH] What the heck is going on? How do I fix this. All I did was install the windows update.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by DiamondBackX, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:47 AM.

  1. Why are my desktop icons messed up following update to Windows 10.0.19041


    Why are my desktop icons messed up following update to Windows 10.0.19041 52c3ad6b-f4d8-463a-b478-96288a45571e?upload=true.png

    What the heck is going on? How do I fix this. All I did was install the windows update.

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  2. Windows 10 Desktop Icon Spacing Messed Up

    Hello,

    A factor why you're having desktop spacing issue is due to configuration settings. We suggest that you set the spacing of desktop icon by using Registry Editor. Follow the steps below:

    • Type Windows key + R > Type regedit > Hit
      Enter.
    • Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    • On the right panel, click Window Metrics >
      Double-click IconSpacing (horizontal spacing) or IconVerticalSpacing (vertical spacing) and modify the value > Click
      OK.
    • Reboot the computer to save the changes.

    Note: IconSpacing and IconVerticalSpacing value between -480 (minimum spacing) to -2730 (maximum spacing).

    Important:  This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection,
    back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article. 

    See this article:
    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Do get back and let us know the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. skubler Win User

    Why are my desktop icons messed up following update to Windows 10.0.19041

    All icons in windows 10 64 bit messed up

    Hi, I am having quite a problem, my icons are all messed up suddenly, on desktop as well as in explorer. My shortcuts are fine, but any other files look normal but in front of them is a blank white "paper", smaller than actual icon so icon shows from behind. In my explorer, everything shows as just a blank white paper. I have tried all of the steps you have given, and am logged into command prompt as administrator, but when I get to next to last step, it says access not allowed. So I can't perform the next to final step? I am struggling here something awful!!

    I followed this, however when I get to username appdata local: I have no iconcache file anywhere?

    *Arrow Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials


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