Missing text below app icons

Hi all. Can someone help with missing texts on my Win 10 desktop and folders? By missing text, I mean icon names on desktop, windows explorer, context menu, literally everything. The only thing that shows text beneath its icon is Widows Metro UI apps, and even some of those are not there. I tried to restart the system multiple times to no avail. Help anyone?


you can fix it

  1. open command prompt as administrator and type sfc /scannow

  2. type Dism /Online /Cleanup-image /CheckHealth

  3. type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

  4. type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

it may fix your problem

Hi @Janx

1. Open the folder which has this problem.

2. Right-click in empty area and uncheck " View -> Hide File names " option.

3. If this option is not available, press and hold SHIFT key, right-click in empty area and select " View -> Medium Icons " option.

I would suggest you to use the below mentioned methods and check if these help -
Method 1:
I would suggest you to I would suggest you to perform an SFC scan and then check-
Perform a SFC Scan

  1. Click Start , click All Programs , click Accessories , right-click Command Prompt , and then click Run as administrator . If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

  2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

A message will appear stating that ‘The system scan will begin’. Be patient because the scan may take some time

  1. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Win7 DVD for this process to continue

  2. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message “Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations”

  3. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.

Check the below mentioned link for further guidance on SFC scan -Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files - Microsoft Support

Method 2:
if the issue persists, I would suggest you to refer to the below mentioned link to fix a corrupted user profile and follow the steps provided-

For additional assistance you nay refer to the link - Create a new user account-

Check if the issue appears in the new user account. You may also check after logging in as an administrator.

Method 3:
If the hotfix you have installed is not very critical for your computer then you may use the below mentioned steps for system restore -

The System Restore tool uses restore points to return system files and settings to an earlier point in time. You can use it to restore the operating system to a point in time in which you did not experience the issue.

Note: When you use System restore to restore the computer to a previous state, programs and updates that you installed are removed. It is possible that your hotfix files may get removed.

To do this, there must be a System Restore point at which the logon was successful. Follow the steps mentioned below to perform system restore –

To restore the operating system to an earlier point in time, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image, type system restore in the Start Search box, and then click System Restore in the Programs list.Collapse this imageExpand this image
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue .

  2. In the System Restore dialog box, click Choose a different restore point , and then click next .

  3. In the list of restore points, click a restore point that was created before you began to experience the issue, and then click next .

  4. Click Finish .
    The computer restarts, and the system files and settings are returned to the state that they were in at the time that the restore point was created.

Hope this helps. Let us know the results.