If your desktop icons do not display on your Windows desktop, try this:
Right click on your desktop > View > Check Show desktop icons.
It should help. If it doesnt, type gpedit.msc in start menu and hit Enter.
Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop.
Now in Desktop, in the RHS pane, open Properties of Hide and disable all items on the desktop.
Configure your choice there.
If Enabled, this setting removes icons, shortcuts, and other default and user-defined items from the desktop, including Recycle Bin, Computer, and Network Locations.
To show desktop icons, ensue that the setting is Not Configured.
Hit Apply > OK.