Desktop icons not showing

First of all let me explain that I am in the hospital and my ability to respond as quickly as I would like is impaired.

I have a Dell  M4800 laptop/workstation with me. It began to stop displaying my desktop icons. I only get the bottom line to the left of the system tray. If I right click the system tray I do see the "show desktop" option. It is not checked. If I check it it does not bring the desktop back. It does accept my click to show the desktop. My operating system is Windows 10 64 bit. I thought it was a new installation of Fences 3 but, after  un-installation of Fences 3 it did not help. I am anxious to try any and all "easy first" suggestions.
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RaminConnect With a Mentor Technical AdvisorCommented:
Right click  or  press and hold  (Shift+F10) on your desktop, click on View, and click on Show desktop icons .

RaminConnect With a Mentor Technical AdvisorCommented:
Make sure your PC is not in tablet mode.
CESConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
Are you sure the icons are still there?  Are they listed if you browse to C:\Users\%yourname%\Desktop ?
Need-a-ClueRESEARCHERAuthor Commented:
I was trying to determine  if my laptop was in tablet mode then I received another suggestion. I browsed to the suggested location and got file not found. Then the suggestion by RAMIN came in and it worked perfectly. THANK YOU INCREDIBLE EXPERTS!!!!
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You're welcome and I'm very glad that I could help you.
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