Fix issue of icons disappearing in Windows® desktop
What are the tips to fix issue of icons disappearing in Windows desktop?
Icons in Windows are more significant compared to other Operating Systems. Icons in Windows are user-friendly. You could easily understand the files or programs with the help of icons in Windows Vista. Icons in Windows Vista are catchy and attractive. At times, you may face issues with the icons in Windows desktop. Most of the icon issues can be fixed without the help of an expert. Viruses might be a possible reason for disappearing icons in your windows desktop. You need to remove viruses from your computer to fix the issues due to viruses. You could get plenty of tools to remove viruses.
Following are the causes for icons to disappear in Windows and tips to fix such issues:
- Causes for icons disappearing
- Restart Explorer process
- Run system file checker
Causes for icons disappearing
At times when you start your computer with Windows operating system for the first time, you may see that some icons do not appear in the notification area. Most of the icon issues in your Windows are due to the corrupted icon cache. Icons in your Windows are saved in the icon cache. To fix this problem you need to recreate the icon cache in your system by changing the icon size. You could get utility to repair the damaged icons in your system.
Restart Explorer process
It is seen that if there is any issue with the explorer.exe process, that would cause the disappearance of desktop icons. This is because explorer.exe process is handling the desktop. You have to reload that. For this, firstly take 'Task Manager' by pressing 'CTRL, ALT and DEL'. In that you would take 'File' and have to click 'New Task' (Run).You have to make sure that you are in the 'Processes' tab. After that you have to type the explorer.exe in the opened box and click 'OK'. As a result of this the registry would get reloaded and all the disappeared desktop icons would re-appear.
If any of the solution tips do not work, you have to take other steps. If any of the Windows files gets corrupted, that would cause such issues. So you need to run the System File Checker. This would then check for all the corrupted or missing Windows files. You have to click 'Start', 'All Programs' and then 'Accessories'. You would then right click the 'Command' Prompt and click 'Run' as Administrator. If prompted you need to provide the Administrator password. Then type the 'sfc/scannow' and press 'Enter'. As a result all the system files would be checked and any file with issues would be replaced.
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