Taskbar Icons Missing

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toml12953

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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 1.0.0.4
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
 

dmccoy

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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.
 
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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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