Icon plays a vital role in indicating the applications which reside in windows system files. Every software or application has an icon that we have on our desktop. The icon is basically the path to the main .exe file, and when we open the icon, it is directly executed from system files.

Many Windows 10 users recently face a problem regarding Blank White Desktop Shortcut Icons. It may be caused by icon cache and system file corruption. So to cover this up, we offered a list of fixes that you can apply to solve this issue.

List of Best Method to Fix Blank Icons in Win­dows 10 Desk­top

It will still open your program, but it looks glitching and irritate users, so go through these below methods one by one and see which method works for you.

1. Delete the Icon Cache

One of the main reasons why this is happening in the icon cache. by removing the icon cache, there is a higher chance to fix this.

  1. Press Windows+R and type AppData and hit enter.
  2. Go to Local Folder and Search for the file Iconcache.db, just delete this file.
  3. Now Press CTRL+Shift+ESC to open task manager. Locate Windows Explorer in Process Tab.
  4. Right-click on Windows Explorer and Restart the Process.
  5. Reboot the Computer and windows will automatically build an icon cache.

2. Reinstall Apps

Sometimes the problem is not the Windows OS; the problem is with the app. Like sometimes, it is not updated correctly or because of corrupt files. You can quickly resolve it by uninstalling the app, restart the PC and then reinstall it.

It is a pretty simple fix and works for some users using the latest windows 10. You can directly search that app on google and download it from the primary source instead of the windows store. Because sometimes, it didn’t download the app correctly and take too much time while downloading from the windows store.

3. Manually Change the Icons

  1. Right-click on an app that is causing the error, go to properties.
  2. Click on Shortcut tab >> change icon.
  3. Browse the icon and select your desired icon and click on OK.

NOTE: This method is time-consuming if you have several icons. So you can go for less time taking methods first and then go for this one.

4. Repair Windows Image Using DISM

DSIM Commands are useful to repair windows image and fix the system files. For your convenience, you can try this method too.

  1. Press Windows+R to open Run Dialog Box and type CMD, hit enter.
  2. Now You need to paste the below commands one by one.
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc /SCANNOW
  3. Restart the PC and it will repair your corrupted files.

5. Disable Tablet Mode

According to many forums, users said that this method helps users to fix this issue. Just take a look.

  1. Press Windows+R key and type ms-settings:tabletmode and click on ok.
  2. Alternatively, Go to Settings >> System.
  3. Click on Tablet Mode on the left menu.
  4. Choose to Use Desktop Mode instead of tablet mode.
  5. Restart the Windows and see changes.

6. Reset Windows

If the above methods are not working for you, then can try resetting your computer PC. If you have fewer files and programs on your computer you can try this one.

  1. Open Windows Settings >> Update & Security >> Recovery Windows.
  2. Now You can see the Reset This PC option, click on get started.Reset this PC
  3. Now, in the next pop-up window, they will ask you about files. Select Keep my Files.Keep my Files
  4. Now follow the next instruction to reset your windows and wait for fresh windows install.

From Editor’s Desk

I hope you get a solution from one of the above methods. White icons in windows 10 are a common problem, so you do not need to worry about it. It is not related to any data loss and causing system damages.

If you have another method to solve this issue, you can submit it to us to help many users. In the next update, we will add another method that helps users to resolve this issue.


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