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Desktop icons have seemingly vanished

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So I was uninstalling games and stuff on one of my hard drives getting ready to install a new drive and reinstall them. I minimized a couple windows and noticed that ALL my desktop icons are missing, aside from some file folders that were on the desktop ALL of the program icons that were there are now missing. I've made sure that I'm not running in tablet mode, and "show desktop icons" is checked. other than reinstalling windows I haven't the foggiest idea what else to try.
any help is appreciated

Also, If I go to users/desktop, there are no icons there either.
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post #2 of 3
Right click on desktop and refresh page. That happens to me on the old P4 when the computer has been in use for a while and the RAM fill up.
 
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yep, tried that too. No such luck. I have 16gb of RAM and I've never used more than like 5gb lol
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech H220x2 Windows 10 Pro dell se2417hgr Razer Deathstalker 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750M CM Storm Trooper Razer Orobourus 8500 dpi Corsair Vengeance MM200 430mm X 280mm 
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Sennheiser HD280pro 
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