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SEVERAL icons disappeared on desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64 pro

    SEVERAL icons disappeared on desktop


    Guys, I need some help here.
    My icons (library, home group, network etc) disappeared when I first downloaded this OS.
    There was no problem when I downloaded other OSs.
    Just main icons that have to be on desktop are not on the desktop.
    Fortunately, there is recycle bin. However other 5 main icons are no on the desktop.
    If you have any solution with this problem, please tell me.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello and welcome to eightforums,Win8 doesn't put those icons on the desktop,if you look down to the taskbar you will see the File explorer icon [ a yellow folder icon] open it and you will see the icons you are looking for on the left of file manager
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello vigco, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you should be able to add and remove default desktop icons using the method in the tutorial below.

    Desktop Icons - Add or Remove in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64 pro


    Thank you all guys, I will try all of those XD
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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