All Desktop Icons Missing in Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I cant see any icons on my Windows 7 screen except recycle bin. This has been a recurring problem with many of my colleagues. Any suggestions to fix this permanently !!!!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:46 PM


  • Hi,

    The desktop icons are stored in C:\Users\Username\Desktop folder. Please refer the following steps to check the Desktop target.

    1. Click Computer, then Right-click then Desktop icon in the left panel.

    2. Hit Shortcut tab.

    3. Under Target you will find out the directory.

    Also, You can try two things to fix it:

    Right click desktop>view>show desktop items.


    If that does not work.


    Right click desktop>personalization>change desktop icons>restore default>ok.


    Then, right click desktop>view>show desktop items.

    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, December 21, 2012 2:40 AM
    Friday, December 14, 2012 2:46 AM