How to hide or show icons on desktop xp Tags: Icons Desktops Windows XP Last response: June 30, 2011 3:53 PM in Windows XP Share ssnaut2 June 30, 2011 2:25:25 PM Hello, my desktop is empty of icons i tried right clicking on desktop but nothing appears...... More about : hide show icons desktop AntiZig June 30, 2011 3:52:12 PM right click > arrange by > show desktop icons if that doesn't do anything you icons have been deleted, check recycle bin start > my computer > click folders button at the top of the window, look for recycle bin on the left hand side if you can find your icons there, select them and click restore, if not, then they have been deleted permanently try system restore: start > all programs > accessories > system tools > system restore if there's a date available a week ago, try restoring to that point if that doesn't help you will need to recreate all your icons manually AntiZig June 30, 2011 3:53:56 PM also consider these Free anti-virus: avast, AVG Free anti-spyware/anti-malware: malwarebytes, spybot search & destroy Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumShow/Hide Desktop Icons ForumHide Icons does not work ForumShow hide Folder and shortcuts on Desktop ForumShow Desktop Icons - Hotkey Forumhide desktop .ini in shortcut folder ForumHow to ask for help ForumHow to ask for help ForumHow to remove desktop icons w/out deleting? ForumHow to delete/ hide desktop configeration setting on windows 7 ForumUn hiding icons and files ForumHiding icons on desktop "permanently" ForumDesktop icons reappear after restart. ForumHow do I lengthen the text under icons ? ForumHow do i unhide my hidden icons on my desktop ForumCannot access my desktop icons ForumLost Desktop Icons ForumShow/hide inactive icons ForumHide/show icons ForumDesktop icons moving - even when autoarrange is unchecked ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !