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Desktop icon not appearing in windows 8 'all apps' view!

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Desktop icon not appearing in windows 8 'all apps' view!


    Here, my problem:

    The Desktop and Character Map icons are not showing in the windows 8 'all apps' view(when I press my win key).

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    How can I get them back? Your help would be very appreciated
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Href Amid, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help restore your Desktop tile if it is indeed missing.

    Desktop - Restore Missing Tile on Windows 8 Start Screen
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Go to the Start Screen and click Category and select by name.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Go to the Start Screen and click Category and select by name.
    The icons were still not appearing
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Href Amid, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help restore your Desktop tile if it is indeed missing.

    Desktop - Restore Missing Tile on Windows 8 Start Screen
    Thank you very much, this fixed the desktop icon , but not the Character Map one...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I managed to recreate the Character Map icon by going to the shortut location and recreating the shortcut.

    THANK YOU GUYS
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your welcome.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. Glad we could help.
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