Restore Missing Icons in Windows® 7 Desktop
What are the tips to restore missing desktop icon in PC with Windows 7?
Windows 7 has a feature called Quick Launch Bar. This is not a default feature in Windows 7. You cannot see Quick Launch Bar in Task bar of Windows 7. Desktop shortcut icon is residing in Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7. You can easily view the desktop to access the various files and folders in the desktop using Show desktop option. You may see 'Show Desktop option' on the right side of Task bar and notification area. Other option to view desktop includes Desktop preview feature which is one of the Aero feature as you can view the desktop transparently. That is you cannot see 'Show desktop' button as in Widows XP or Windows Vista but you can preview the desktop transparently by Aero feature.
Tips to restore icons in Windows 7 desktop are given below:
- Change settings
- Show Desktop Icon option
- Run Expolorer.exe
Accidental removal of desktop icons for various desktop folders likes My Computer, Recycle bin etc. can cause missing up of desktop icons. To resolve the issue you can add them back manually. For this resetting you need to go for 'Control panel' from 'Start' menu of Windows 7. Then select the 'Personalize' option or you need to right click on the 'Desktop' and select the 'Personalize' option. You can see a link in top left side of window to change the desktop icons. You can select the folders for which you want to change the icons. You may also select the icon by clicking on the 'Change icon' button. Click 'Apply' button to make necessary changes.
Show Desktop Icon option
'Show Desktop Icon' is an option to view desktop icon in Windows 7 by right clicking in the desktop. From this you could see an option to show desktop icon. You need to put this feature ON. Check whether you got any tick mark on this to know whether this feature is already on.
From 'Run' in 'Start' menu you can access explorer.exe. Another way to access explorer.exe is to go for 'Task Manager' by clicking 'Ctrl'+'Alt'+'Del' keys and take explorer.exe by starting new process from 'Process' tab. Press 'Ok' after typing explorer.exe and this result in reloading of registry and thereby resetting all icons in desktop.
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