Desktop Icons missing in Windows 8
Posted on 2014-02-12
I recently purchased a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 and upgraded it to 8.1 I have installed some programs, including a couple of old ones (we're talking 2000 and 2002) using the compatibility mode. I also use Classic Shell.
Everything has been running smoothly, but the other day, the icons for Word and Access Manager disappeared. They have been replaced by a "piece of paper with the upper right corner folded over" image.
When I look at the Properties for each of these programs, the icon is there, appearing perfectly, but the Change Icon option is greyed out.
I decided to put a shortcut to Word on the taskbar at the bottom and did a "pin to taskbar" operation and BINGO - the Word icon reappeared and is parked there comfortably. But the one on the desktop is still a blank piece of paper.
Is there a simple way to fix this problem that I'm not seeing?