Desktop Icons Disappeared? Here is a Quick Fix

You open up your computer and you are taken by surprise. All your icons, links, files and other goodies from your desktop are missing. Well this could be nightmare, if you are searching for some important files that you saved on your desktop. But don’t worry it may be possible that you may get all your icons back.

By using show/hide desktop icons option

It could be possible that you might have accidently activated the hide or show desktop feature. Windows vista and windows 7 has a feature called show/hide desktop, which gives you an option for showing and hiding all your desktop icons. This feature can be found under view menu.

Getting icons back to quick launch in windows

If quick launch is feature is disabled then you will not see any icons in the task bar.

Manually restore the icons back

Use personalize option to restore your icons

By using registry tweak

You can also restore windows by using registry tweak.

Potential warning

This method requires editing of registry, if any mistake occurs while editing registry, it may cause instability of your system and you may be require to reinstall the windows. So, don’t use this trick if you are not sure and take help of some computer technician

Copy exactly the following text into the notepad file and save it on the desktop as settings file with .reg extension.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00









After that double click on the file and ingress changes the registry and you also need to have administrative privileges to carry on with this method.

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