Bring Back Desktop Icons That Are Gone, Missing or Disappeared

Occasionally a user will accidentally click on wrong place and all their desktop icons will be gone. They won’t be able to find the icons anywhere on the desktop. All their My Computer and My Documents shortcuts will be missing and even their recycling bin will be gone. They will be left with a plain background or a wallpaper.

It is easy to bring them back! Simply right click on your desktop, go to Arrange Icons By and then select Show Desktop Icons.

Show Desktop Icons

Wait several seconds and your desktop icons will be back.

Dino said,

May 11, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

Maybe it was a simple step. but here the thing is that YOU KNEW WHERE THAT SIMPLE THING WAS!!!! Hats off to u buddy!!! Thanks a lot!!!! It worked!!!

Ann Benson said,

July 28, 2009 @ 1:40 am

Thamks for the help, it was very fast and to the point! Ann

sharad s aras said,

March 13, 2011 @ 8:30 am

my mistake my desktop icons got dissapear so please bring it back thank you

patrick john david said,

April 13, 2011 @ 10:14 am

tnx for the information that you gave to me.

ND said,

May 31, 2011 @ 12:13 am

Thanks a bunch.

Adi Anary said,

October 2, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

I have recently installed ms office 2010. Am not used to the settings yet.One problem I have when I am viewing an internet site the icons that used to be at the bottom of the page of outlook etc do not appear. So how does one switch from the internet site to outlook?

Muhammad Irshad said,

October 13, 2011 @ 10:02 am

thanks for help

pepejoe said,

November 3, 2011 @ 11:34 am

it’s not showing yet, all the icons that are missing

pepejoe said,

November 3, 2011 @ 11:35 am

what’s the URI?

hasan said,

November 15, 2011 @ 4:56 am

but my left click is not appering

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