If your desktop icons somehow disappear on your Windows computer, don’t worry, It can happen accidently and you may have modified some settings unknowingly.
If you are simply trying to get the Computer, Control Panel, Recycle Bin, Network or User’s Files icons back, here is how to do it.
Desktop Icons Missing or Disappeared
1- Right-click any empty space on your desktop and choose the “Personalize” option.
2- On the left side, switch to the “Themes” tab. On the right side, scroll down and click the “Desktop icon” link.
3- Scroll down to the Related Settings section and click Desktop icon settings.
4- Whichever version of Windows you’re using, the “Desktop Icon Settings” window that opens looks the same. Select the check boxes next to the icons you’d like displayed. And, click apply, and then ok.
if still Desktop Icons Missing
If all of your Desktop icons are missing, then you might have triggered an option to hide desktop icons. You can enable this option to get your Desktop icons back. Follow the steps below.
1- Right click inside an empty space on your desktop and select View in the drop-down menu.
2- Inside the View tab, check for the Show desktop icons at the bottom.
Published on: Jan 30, 2020-edited date:03-08-2022