Thursday, January 7, 2016

Guide: Access Windows 10 Desktop When Missing Icons - Three Solutions

NOTE: These methods are for accessing the desktop icons when Windows 10 hides them and recovery solutions fail. These methods do not recover the missing icons, for icon recovery, see my article: Windows 10 Desktop Icon Recovery Methods or my article, Windows 10 Desktop System Icons Missing - 2 Solutions.

    Method 1
  1. rt. click Start button
  2. click File Explorer
  3. click Quick Access
  4. click Desktop (some desktop icons may still be missing)

    Method 2
  1. rt. click Start button
  2. click File Explorer
  3. click This PC
  4. click Desktop (some desktop icons may still be missing)

    Method 3 
    Note: I suggest all Windows 10 users Enable Desktop for Taskbar
  1. rt. click Taskbar
  2. click Toolbars
  3. click Desktop (check)
  4. verify "Desktop" is added to Taskbar, if not repeat steps 1 - 3
  5. click the two arrows >> next to Desktop
  6. wait (first instance may take 1 - 2 minutes to render)
  7. click Desktop Icon (whatever one you wanted, all icons should be listed)

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