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 m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Show/Hide Desktop Icons Forum How to show or hide HP smart print icon on ie 9 Forum How do I make Desktop icons only show text when selected? Forum WIN XP Desktop Icons do not show in profiles Forum How can i show icons on my desktop that have diappeared Forum Show/hide inactive icons Forum Hide/show icons Forum SolvedHow to hide Icons not used on desk top for windowsXP Forum Left clicking of XP desktop icons shows the Properties of the respective icons Forum How do i remove underlines on my desktop icons in XP PRO Forum How to remove lnk from windows XP desktop shortcut icons? Forum Use keyboard to hide desktop icons Forum Solveddesktop icons don't show Forum Hide inactive icons not working xp Forum How to hide "'show characters" in Windows 7/8 Forum Show hide Folder and shortcuts on Desktop Forum Hide show icon is gone Forum How to create a Show Desktop Icon on my taskbar Forum How to hide recycle bin from your desktop Forum Hiding desktop icons makes background white, + other colour problems Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !