How to Get Your Desktop Icons And Start Toolbar Back On Your Desktop

By Techwalla Contributor

Have you ever started up your computer or did something and all of your icons and start toolbar disapeared off your desktop leaving your computer with just your background? Well in this article I will show you how to fix this problem

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Task manager

Step 1

The first thing taht you need to do is make sure that your explorer(desktop icons and start toolbar) is not going to come up.

Step 2

Once your realize that its not going to come up you need to get into task manager.

Step 3

To get into task manager hold down CTRL + ALT + DEL at the same time and task manager will pop up on your screen giving you a list of options to do.

Step 4

Now click on the file button in the top left hand corner of the task manager screen.

Step 5

Now go down to new task or run and click on it.

Step 6

A new screen will pop up wanting you to do something. Type in explorer.exe in the space provided and click enter.

Step 7

Now your desktop icons and start toolbar will pop up and you can exit out of the task manager.

Step 8

Now your free to do what ever.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can use this method to get into any program too
  • If your explorer pops up and then disapears again you have a problem with your computers regristry and you need to fix it or reinstall your operating system.