Windows 8 Icons Missing; Pictures, Downloads and other files are empty?

None of the Windows 8 icons are coming up, my desktop screensaver is gone, and all of my file folders are empty.  What has happened? I ran the Norton Antivirus program and it did not detect an invasion.  The folders are there, but no files.  It was working yesterday (06/13/13)
Hi Sylvia,


Do you get any error message/code?


I would suggest you to perform a System Restore and check.


How to restore, refresh, or reset your PC

Note: System Restore doesn’t change your personal files, but it might remove recently installed apps and drivers.


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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 1,069 Applies to: