Missing Desktop Icons - Win 10

Hey all -

My wife did something that caused all her icons to disappear. I went into settings and turned them all back on, but they still aren’t showing up. I checked to make sure she wasn’t in tablet mode, and that’s not the culprit either.

Any suggestions?

It seems very odd that all of them vanished. It’s possible that it’s a corrupt icon cache.
You can use the following script to reset the icon cache.

Create a new text file - save it with the file extension .bat
Right click on the file - run as administrator.


@echo off
taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
timeout /t 3
cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
attrib IconCache.db -r -a -s -h
del IconCache.db /F
cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
del iconcache* /F
start explorer.exe

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I’ll try that, thanks.

If she is using Desktop Fences she may just need to double click an empty section of the desktop.

She’s not. I’m not familiar with it.