My Desktop Icons Have Disappeared

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I turned on my windows pc laptop this evening and realized that all my desktop icons are missing. I have tried refreshing, restarting my system but none of these attempts seem to solve this.  Could it mean I have lost my data? Please is it possibel to recover any?

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My Desktop Icons Have Disappeared


On your computers desktop, do the following:

  1. Right-click on the desktop
  2. Select View >> Show Desktop Icons

After you have done this, your icons should automatically reappear on the desktop

If you have too many icons on your desktop, they can sometimes overlap.  If this is the problem, try the steps below:

  1. Right-click on your desktop
  2. Click View >> Auto Arrange
  3. Turn the Auto Arrange option off by clicking on it and then turn it back on by clicking on it again

This will arrange all your icons to be seen on the screen.

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