Desktop icons disappeared after updating to Windows 11.

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After updating to windows 11 most of the desktop icons disappeared only few left. What should I do now to get my all desktop icons back.
4 Replies
Hello!
This is normal!
Please restore the file icons in file explorer in settings. desktop
You need to do this manually there is no way to automatically restore.
I tried. I cleared icon cache through command window and i run explorer.exe. but it didn't worked

@Kari_kaala 

Perhaps Win11 has removed it!
But strange that from the explorer - you can not create a shortcut to the desktop?
in the context you have (send to) > the desktop - these are desktop shortcuts.

I am a pc installer in French, I have an update in the registry database, this file will show all the icons for any user you will create an icon-de-offices.txt file after you rename it icon-de-offices .reg or you save it office-icon.reg you launch the file and that's it
in the .reg file you copy what is at the bottom you save it


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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