Resolve issue of missing desktop icons in Windows® 7
What are the tips to restore missing desktop icons in Windows 7?
If you are working on Windows 7, sometimes you may face the issues of missing desktop icons. This is a common error and can happen in other versions of the Windows as well. Two reasons behind these missing icons are; either something goes wrong with the explorer.exe or the desktop icons are simply hidden. Go to the 'Control Panel' menu then click 'Personalize' and then choose 'Change Desktop Icons' option. Hopefully you would be capable to restore all/desired Windows 7 desktop icons missing from your computer. If there are other errors present such as programs not opening well, you should conduct a registry repair scan to fix the files association errors that prevent programs from the opening properly. By fixing these errors you would have Windows 7 icons restored well and function properly.
Following are the tips to resolve the missing desktop icons in Windows 7:
- Fix missing desktop icons
- Restore desktop icon
- Manage your desktop icon
Fix missing desktop icons
All of the desktop icons that had been placed on the computer desktop may not be observable anymore. No application or feature was changed to hide the visibility of the desktop icons physically and it is still not clear why it happened. The missing desktop icons can however be displayed over again easily. You can do this by right-clicking the computer and selecting 'View', and then 'Show Desktop Icons'. They should come into view immediately after making the change in the menu. A check mark will seen after selecting the entry.
Restore desktop icon
Windows 7 does not save the position of the icons on your desktop which means that a resolution change would change the location of the icons on your desktop as well, the bad thing about this is that Windows offers no way to restore desktop icons. Icon restore is small software that has two functions; Save the current desktop icon layout and restore desktop icons from a layout that has been previously saved. The options to restore desktop icons and save the icon layout are easy to get to when right-clicking system icons on your desktop.
Shock Desktop is a Windows function to manage the desktop icons. Loading that profile another time resets the desktop to that icon layout. The hotkey 'CTRL' displays the hidden desktop icons and the user can interact with them normally. One click hides the text of the files and icons, and another the complete icons, which might be nice if you want to take a screenshot of your desktop for instance.
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