icons are missing from my desktop?

  conrail 09:40 16 Mar 2018

hi guys, using win 10 home on acer aspire laptop, when switching on this morning I noticed that icons are missing from my desktop, 5 in all, snapshot shows 2 of them, 5K video downloader and google earth pro, although the name is there clicking on the vacant spot still brings up the program, I have tried switching off and on again, (restart), still nothing, before I try a system restore I wondered if anybody had had this happen and how it was sorted, all hep and advice appreciated, thanks. click here

  conrail 10:03 16 Mar 2018

Hi guys, system restore has rectified query but I would still be interested in finding out why icons disapeared.

  wiganken2 11:41 16 Mar 2018

Right click anywhere on desktop then click on "View". Maybe "Show desktop icons" was unticked. It needs to be ticked.

  conrail 14:44 16 Mar 2018

thanks wiganken2, show icons is ticked, I have 14 desktop icons, the only windows one is the recycle bin, not included in the 14, of the 14 five were missing although the text underneath was still there and the program was accessible by clicking on the icon space

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:53 16 Mar 2018

shounds more like a display problem than a shortcut problem.

Right click the desktop and select refresh next time it happens - see if the icons appear correctly then.

  conrail 17:06 16 Mar 2018

thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\, I will try that,

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