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#1 curlykale3

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:07 PM

Hi, for a while now my desktop icons and folders have been missing. I right clicked the desktop and when through the correct procedure to enable desktop icons. Nothings works, please help! Thanks

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:11 PM

So, you've right clicked the desktop, selected View and then check Show desktop icons?3W28cQF.png



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

In addition to that last suggestion by Kilroy (good suggestion) ... I would type cmd in the search box...wait until the blue box pops up above that says "Command Prompt" right click on the blue area and select "run as administrator" click "yes" then type in the command prompt box the command  :  sfc /scannow    (let that run to completion) this will ensure you have the correct system files and correct if necessary. 



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:55 PM

Never hurts to run DISM, either.

 


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:16 PM

Hi, desktop Icons are held in the Icon Cache it is possible for this to corrupt, in which case rebuilding the cache fixes the problem.

 

Go to search and type:- command prompt, right click on the returned command prompt and select "run as administrator" an elevated cmd prompt will open. Copy the below cmds  run them one at a time, pressing enter after each cmd.

 

ie4uinit.exe -show 
 
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F  (note your desktop will go blank)
 
DEL /A /Q "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" 
 
DEL /A /F /Q "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*"
 
shutdown /r /f /t 00 (note your computer will shutdown immediately and restart)
 
Sometimes it is registry corruption and you need to restore the defaults for the .Ico file associations, see how this goes first.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:21 PM

I put the 2 cmds in a batch file & put a shortcut on the Taskbar & assigned a Shortcut key.

 

I added pauses so I could exit without another scan starting.

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:54 PM

Are you in tablet mode?  tablet_mode.jpg


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:29 AM

Thank you all, now working perfectly, really appreciate this!!!!



#9 britechguy

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:57 AM

Thank you all, now working perfectly, really appreciate this!!!!

 

And, what ultimately was the issue/cause and which of the above solved it?


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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