Missing Icons in Windows® 7
Get to know more about resolving issues regarding missing icons in Windows 7.
Windows 7 icons Missing is a common problem and can happen in other versions of the Windows. There are two reasons behind these missing icons that are wrong with the explorer.exe and the desktop icons are simply hidden. You can restore these icons by using Windows 7 icons properties. Sometimes you might use some programs that can cause errors in your desktop display and make problems like icon missing. So the user has to use trusted programs to keep Windows performing at its optimum level. The causes of missing icons are due to corrupted registry entries and damaged Windows DLLs. The icons are small graphics placed in various locations on your computer. These icons allow you to access programs, folders, documents etc. Restore your Windows 7missing icons is a simple process.
Following lines discuss about the cause of missing icons in Windows 7 and tips to restore missing icons:
- Restore from desktop view menu
- Restore from desktop icon settings
- Restore from group policy editor
Restore from desktop view menu
Most common cause of missing icons in Windows 7 also has the simple fix. You might have deselected the show desktop icons option from the desktop menu intentionally. Right click any blank area of the Windows 7 desktop to restore your desktop icons. Select view in the contextual menu then you will see an option like ‘show desktop icons’ check mark to the left of it. You have to click these desktop icons to restore your Windows 7 missing icons automatically.
Restore from desktop icon settings
If the ‘show desktop icons’ are already selected, and you would see missing icons in Windows 7 again. The next solution is to go to Desktop Icons Settings. There are two ways to get Windows 7 missing icons the steps are ‘right click a blank area of the desktop and select personalize or open desktop Icons Settings is in the Control Panel’. If the desktop Icons Settings dialog box open, you just select the check boxes for the icons you want to display on the Windows 7 desktop. Then click the ok button to apply the changes and close the window.
The Group policy editor helps you to restore missing icons in your Windows 7. The group policy editor is used to specify user and computer configurations. To find the group policy editor click the start button type gpedit.msc into the Instant search box and press enter. Then you will get group policy editor, and then click administrative templates under user configuration. Double-click desktop â†’remove name icon â†’ click the setting tab â†’ click not configured â†’ click OK for restore your Windows 7 missing icons.
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