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Windows 7: Desktop icons missing

20 Sep 2016   #1
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Desktop icons missing

Hello. Great article below. But not for me it seems. Tried to restore desktop icons, but still just have the description letters. No image or color. When I change from true color 32 bit, to High color 16 bit, do get readable but not clearcut icons (distorted).

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

Any suggestions? Thanks bunches in advance. James


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20 Sep 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello James,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help reveal a possible cause.
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20 Sep 2016   #3
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

here in attachments . Jim


Attached Thumbnails
Desktop icons missing-paperbuspc-2016-sep-21-001.jpg  
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20 Sep 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You have some other issue at hand than the icons of the default desktop icons from the tutorial.

As a test, change your theme to rule that out.

If this has just recently happened, then you could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before it happened to undo it.
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20 Sep 2016   #5
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

happened recent. Did sys restore and a tweeking.com tweek. Nada. Here is the pic with the 16 bit distorted desktop icons:


Attached Thumbnails
Desktop icons missing-paperbuspc-2016-sep-21-002.jpg  
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20 Sep 2016   #6
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

changed theme color, same nada icons.
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20 Sep 2016   #7
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Have a good nite Mr. B. Talk @ ya in the morn. I usually get up before the chickens.
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20 Sep 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you change the shortcut arrow overlay icon? If so, try restoring the default arrow icon to see if that helps.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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20 Sep 2016   #9
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok, will do. But just went to control panel and opened folder then checked "always show icons, never thumbnails" and got my desktop folders back. Woop-it-tee-DO-DAHHHH!!!!!
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20 Sep 2016   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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