Windows 10: Why can't I find any files when I want to change the icon on a desktop app? Win 11

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  1. Why can't I find any files when I want to change the icon on a desktop app? Win 11


    Screenshots, png, BMP, JPG files aren't showing up when I go under "Change Icon." What's odd is that i can find the files when I open files in the computer. It's only under the "change icon" when I click on the app properties that no images or screenshots show up.

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    Tommyboy192, Nov 28, 2022
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    mck Win User

    Cannot change desktop icon

    Sometimes a desktop icon changes from what it was to a plain white folder. Might be something I did but not sure what.

    To change it to the icon I want, I go:
    1. Rt-click icon > Properties > Change icon
    2. I select the icon I want from the thumbnails of icons.
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Apply
    But the icon does not change. It just stays looking like a white folder.
    HOWEVER, if I pin the icon to the taskbar, the icon on the taskbar does look like the icon I selected in step-2. So the change is registered with Win10 but the icon on the desktop just doesn't change.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  3. Change the font of my desktop icons

    Hi Domi,

    Windows 10 make it easier for you to personalize your computer by going to the Settings app. Some options from Control Panel has been moved to the Settings app just to bring all the settings under one roof.

    To change your desktop font, you may follow these steps:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Personalization.
    • Select Themes.
    • Under Themes, select Theme settings.
    • On the left pane, click Change desktop icons.
    To change the font size of the icons on your desktop, refer to these steps:

    • Right-click on your desktop.
    • Click View.
    • Select the font size you prefer for your desktop icon.
    Should you have further questions, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Nov 28, 2022
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  4. Why can't I find any files when I want to change the icon on a desktop app? Win 11

    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, Nov 28, 2022
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