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Taskbar Icons Missing

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by toml12953, Jul 14, 2018.

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  1. toml12953

    toml12953 Thread Starter

    Apr 14, 2018
    Some of my program icons such as Edge have disappeared from my taskbar (not the system tray on the right).
    I had these pinned to the taskbar and now some (but not all) are blank areas. I can still click on them to start the program and the tool tips still work. I tried unpinning them from the taskbar and re-pinning them but the icons are still invisible. I'd really like to avoid having to reload Windows or create a new user and try to copy all my settings and customizations over. My system info is below.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 65478 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD FirePro W5100 Graphics Adapter, -1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 1861 GB (1560 GB Free); D: 3725 GB (2827 GB Free); J: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z170XP-SLI-CF
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
  2. dmccoy


    Oct 7, 2017
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    First thing I would recommend trying is to create a new user account or enable the built-in admin account and see if the new account has the same issue or not.
  3. Deke40


    Jun 27, 2002
    Try this it worked for me.

    Rebuild icon cache

    · Click Start, and open Computer.

    · On the Tool bar, click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.

    · Click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and click OK.

    · Then, enter the following directory:

    · C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local

    · Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.

    · Close the window, and restart the computer.

    You can either delete the file or rename it .old as it will rebuild when you restart.
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