Updated: April 07, 2023
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by Bohdan Kozachuk
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All the icons have disappeared from my desktop

Would you be so kind to tell me more about that issue?

Customer Replay

Just yesterday when I booted up, the icons did not appear. The bar at the bottom is OK and the screen-saver picture comes up.

Please, follow the instruction below:

  1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop. Since there are no icons on the desktop, it should not matter where you right-click.
  2. Click on "View" in the pop-up menu.
  3. In the pop-out menu, look to see if there is a checkmark next to the "Show desktop icons" setting. If this is missing, this is exactly why you suddenly cannot see your desktop icons. The good news is nothing is lost, you just need to re-enable the setting.
  4. Click "Show desktop icons" if the checkmark is missing which will toggle all of the icons back onto your desktop.
Customer Replay

It has worked perfectly, thank you!

I’m glad I was able to get that sorted out for you.

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