Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Desktop icons missing

21 Sep 2016   #21

win7 Home Premium x64

NOT GOIN TO BELIEVE THIS!!! Went to safe mode 32 bit. Had icons like 16 bit. HUH?
also had the squares around them like 16 bit. So being me I was fiddle F'n around and decided to do a CTRL+ scroll to resize those icons. when I resized smaller the squares disappeared & had a full desktop of perfect icons, Oh Oh Oh hurry reboot!
In regular mode 32 bit same thing.
Noe Mr B. what goin on?just take a few roots to make the icons caches work?
Hooray 4 US! Thanks or hanging in with me. James

Attached Thumbnails
Desktop icons missing-screenshot-2016-09-21-11.30.09.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2016   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news James.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Desktop icons missing

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
icons missing from Desktop
Hi. I am having a very strange problem with my Sony VAIO. Coule of days back, I got a virus which would not let me do anything but to buy their softwere for computer maintenance. I decided to do System Restore on an earlier date. It was done successfully but with a probelm. I had tons of stuff...
Performance & Maintenance
Missing Desktop Icons
Wasn't this way when I turned my computer off earlier. Anyone know why this might happen?
missing desktop icons ??
Realized three or four desktop icons are just gone. I have looked at the desktop/view & "show icons" is checked. I have looked at C;/Users/..../desktop & they are not there. No big deal as I can recreate them as needed but why? thanks, fmg
General Discussion
Desktop Icons Missing
When I save a file to the desktop it doesn't show up. I open windows explorer and it is indeed there, but the icon does not show when I go to the desktop. Only after I re-boot will it show. Can anyone help? Thanks.
General Discussion
desktop icons missing
after upgrading from vista to windows 7 a lot of my desktop icons are missing (about half?). any ideas on how i might get them back?
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:47.
Twitter Facebook