Icons disappear from the Windows 7 desktop


Summary


At times, you may notice that some of your desktop icons are missing or they may have just disappeared from your desktop. Follow the steps in the section below that best fits your situation.

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Is Show desktop icons option unchecked?

Show desktop icons is unselected. To Fix this just turn that option back on. To turn the option back on , Follow the steps: 
  1. Right click the desktop.
  2. Select View and then Show desktop icons.
  3. Make sure the option is checked.

More information


If your PC still hangs after you follow the steps in this article, select one of the following options for additional support: