Icons dissapeared on vista desktop

JohnnyClingham used Ask the Experts™
My Icons have disspeared on my desktop i have tried several options to reset to default on the desktop any ideas how i can get them back when i start up i get the wall paper and thats all i can run programs from the menu and that is all
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Distinguished Expert 2018
Is the "show desktop icons" option checked?
Rightclick desktop - view - show...
Top Expert 2009
Is your C:\Users\<useraccount>\Desktop folder empty?  If so, maybe some sort of malware deleted them...
check if the "show desktop icons" option is checked while right clicking on desktop. if it is then probably you got your shorcuts deleted.you can set up the default icons again by again right clicking and chosing cusomize desktop under properties. but i would first make sure there are no viruses or malware that deleted those in the first place. you can use "tweakui" to rebuild all your icons and bring up the default ones on yourdesktop again. google for "tweakui" and it has host of options.


Hi thanks for your help i tried all the sugguestions prior to this post the way i have resolved this was role the PC back a few hours and the icon reverted to the time on roll back

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