I'm running Windows 10 64-bit. Upgrade from 7 worked fine for months until this cropped up. Possibly a rude houseguest used my computer while I was out, but what he did I cannot guess. I run Stardock Fences, but the same problem appears when it is disabled.
The labels on all my desktop icons became verbose, and moved to the right of the icon. They include the file type! This can be "Shortcut" or ".PNG file". Now they all overlap and it is a real nuisance. (See attached image). Normally they were all nice and short and sat below the icon.
None of the Windows Explorer file settings appear to be responsible; it shows all directories (including the Desktop) normally.
I've googled this problem extensively and cannot find any help.
Thanks for reading!