You have to go to Folder Options and uncheck Hide Extensions for Known File Types. Update: I did a system restore back to before the repair install, but the desktop issues continue. The only problem is the missing files… I have tried all the above…. If you have any other instance of file explorer open displaying shortcuts e. If you right-click any desktop icon and click on Properties, you will get a Properties dialog box with the Shortcut tab selected. Here click on the View Tab and then on the Option drop down. No evidence of problems there.
Strange thing, there are no desktop icons in Safe Mode. All other icons work as they should. Microsoft frequently updates Windows 10 for various reasons including fixing security issues. It did not work, then I got scared to terminate the others. Please ensure that the device is not turned off while it is being updated. I'd say yes, however bear in mind all your installed programs are retained, as you know.
We are giving you some possible methods to fix this issue, please follow the steps carefully. Windows not showing icons on the desktop? When the update is major and affects various components of the device, some of the features of Windows may stop working. I had to change my hard drive and laboriously re-install everything which has taken weeks - I did have some backup so that helped. Click Create a new account. I created a new Icon by finding the address and it works. Method 2: Remove the battery of your laptop.
Desktop icons are not showing? When my laptop first boots up everything is fine and working. The desktop stayed the same and the files were not rebuilt. So, has anyone else had this and how did you fix it? It may very well be a software conflict of some sort. No icons on my desktop? We suggest you some steps, please follow the following steps. Not even a blank box. Some are not responding at all and I've been doing reinstalls to see if that's the problem.
All desktop icons gone; but their. Hi everyone, My elderly parents have a one year old Dell laptop I run the same and it has been fine until today. Once the shortcut has been created on the Desktop, right click on the shortcut and select Properties. Thanks a lot for the tip. Have you installed any antivirus recently? Isn't that part of what the repair install fixes? The remaining questions are: Why does Internet Explorer hang, and why does that cause the desktop icons to become unclickable? I have tried a different mouse and the.
Keep pressing the F8 key until the Windows Startup menu appears. My wife's computer mine is the same as hers, bought two, Running Windows 7 , suddenly is having a problem with her desktop icons. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. He's been in Canada for a week now so machine been stopped and started numerous times and problems re-appeared Any further assistance greatly appreciated. But its context menu came up ok. Press W key repeatedly to find Windows Explorer. The idea of using Safe Mode was of course to try to avoid 3rd party interaction, but also graphics driver related issues.
But, on exit, no icon on the desktop will work any longer. I've just done a restart to be sure. By the way, very often desktop icons disappear when a second display is used because of a rare glitch. Months before this all happened. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Desktop Icons Not Working, Restart Works, Then Stop Working Again. My father recently purchased a refurbished Toughbook laptop.
The icon cannot be expanded. I have a lot of video files stored, but when I go into the view tab on file explore and click display icons as large or extra large only some will display at. Incidentally, the gadgets continue to respond even when the desktop icons don't. Double clicking opens most everything readily, although a few are slow to load. Anyway, we are giving you some steps below, please perform them one by one and let us know. Hope this helps Pictures do not display thumbnails but icons Hi Laura, As per the description, I suggest that you follow the steps below and check. Type the name you want to give the user account, click an account type, and then click Create Account.
I've already tried clearing cache and trying different programs to open the files. The problem may of existed before or after updates. I have deleted the iconcache. But they, too, will not work. If I right click them and use 'Run as administrator', they launch correctly. My desktop icons and start menu are not showing up? Once confident in your hardware, how difficult would a clean install be? Hovering the mouse over an icon does not highlight it.
Your Desktop Icons Are Missing? My desktop icons and task bar will not show? Running the single-click bat file on this site tutorials leaves the open programs running e. There is always a possibility that you rename a file and overwrite the file extension — thereby, leaving it with no extension. For others it is the generic picture icon. All my desktop icons are missing from the desktop? It gives a list of such drivers. And the yellow one caution is all blue in its components except for yellow by Reallocated Sectors Count, whatever that means. To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps: bring up task manager ctrl+alt+delete hold ctrl and click new task which will bring up the command prompt. Having to double-click doesn't qualify.