Why can’t I see my desktop icons in Windows 7?

Solution 1 – Enable “Show Desktop Icons” option

Then click on “View” and then go to “show Desktop Icons” and click on it to make it checked. Your desktop icons will start appearing again.

Why are my desktop icons not showing up?

Your desktop icons may be hidden. To view them, right-click the desktop, select View, and then select Show desktop icons. To add icons to your desktop such as This PC, Recycle Bin and more: Select the Start button, and then select Settings > Personalization > Themes.

How do I restore my desktop icons?

Restore Icons to the Desktop

  1. Right-click the desktop and click Properties.
  2. Click the Desktop tab.
  3. Click Customize desktop.
  4. Click the General tab, and then click the icons that you want to place on the desktop.
  5. Click OK.

How do I restore desktop icons in Windows 7?

At the upper left of the window, click the “Change desktop icons” link. Whichever version of Windows you’re using, the “Desktop Icon Settings” window that opens next looks the same. Select the check boxes for the icons you want to appear on your desktop, and then click the “OK” button.

Where did my desktop icons go?

How to Fix Disappeared Desktop Icons by Turning on Desktop Icons Visibility. The commonest fix for this issue is to turn on desktop icons visibility. Right-click on an empty portion on your desktop. Hover on “View”, then make sure the “Show desktop icons” option is checked.

Why did my desktop files disappear?

Due to virus infection or disk error, sometimes, the Desktop apps and files suddenly disappear on your PC. To avoid this issue, we also suggest you turn on Windows Defender or use virus cleaner software to protect your PC and run a disk check command to clear existing errors on your local hard drive.