Tips to change the desktop icon in Windows® 7
What are the different methods to add, change and restore desktop icons in Windows 7. How can issues that may arise during the process be fixed?
The desktop icons are shortcuts that appear on the system screen for the purpose of launching the applications or Windows easily and quickly. The desktop icons on the Windows 7 systems also provided with the same functionality. The desktop icons can be removed from the system screen and can even be restored according to the user needs. The user can add new icons to the desktop by right clicking on the desktop area and selecting the personalize option. In the personalize window, select change desktop icons option. Then add new icons to the desktop by selecting the options provided there. The icon can be changed by clicking on the icon and then by pressing the change icon button. A variety of icon symbols would appear in a window and the user can change the icon appearance by selecting any of the options. The restore default button at the window provides the option to restore the default icon for the particular desktop icon on the system. Right clicking on the programs or the application softwares tools also provides the option to add the icon to the desktop. Right click on the desktop area and click on view to hide or unhide the desktop icons and also change the size of the icons through the option.
Discussed below are tips to fix the issues that may arise while adding, changing and restoring desktop icons in Windows 7:
- Issues that may occur
- Restore the system
- Alternative tips to fix the issues
Issues that may occur
The user may experience some issues while adding, changing or restoring the desktop icons on the system screen. The disappearance of icons is one of them. Unable to change the settings for the desktop icons is another issue. The new changes made to the desktop sometimes do not work and only appears as the default desktop settings.
Restore the system
System restore is the functionality provided with the Windows 7 Operating System. The tool helps the user in restoring any of the previous system state which can be used as a troubleshooting step. The issues with the system can thus be removed by restoring the system to the state in which the system works smoothly. Remember the date in which the system works properly without any issues. Click on the restore button after setting the restore point. Now the system would display the desktop icons that had disappeared or caused issues.
Infections on the system sometimes cause the issues with the desktop icon settings. Remove them properly from the system using the protection agent softwares. The system registry modifications, if any, also results in issues with the system settings and the user should solve the issues by restoring the registry or by using any software tools that can troubleshoot the issues.
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