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Windows 10 Apps Blank Icons

Q: Windows 10 Apps Blank Icons

Hello friends, I encounter this problem on my operating system.
It has happened with different PC's
Any solution?

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A: Windows 10 Apps Blank Icons

How do the menu tiles look like in Start screen ?

Do they work if you click at them ?

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On my ASUS N550, Windows 8.1, my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

It was working before and all of sudden, it stopped working! To start with, I thought it was the graphic card driver and I did all the updates but it didnt work.

In case you need to know; my computer is not connected with any business policy, I am just using my hotmail account.

Many thanks

Exact same issue as in this thread but solution doesn't work for me: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html#post496628

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Most of the apps icons on my Start Screen have gone blank...just colored tiles with nothing in it. No name, no live update, nothing. What is going on???

A:Apps Icons have gone blank on start screen in Windows 8

Run sfc /scannow to try to repair the system. Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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On my Surface 3 Pro, in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 (tech preview), my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

I am betting it has something to do with a group policy. But I can't find anyone else out there with this problem. I've reimaged the device, upgraded from 8 -> 8.1 -> 10. Nothing has changed.
When I first got the Surface - it all worked great. I could see the icons fine. As soon as I joined the device to our corporate domain, that is when the problem started happening. I have tried connecting to the internet from home (thinking it was a network/firewall issue at work) but that did not solve it.

See the attached screenshot (it's a screenshot of Windows 10 - but the same thing was happening in Windows 8 and 8.1). It does this for any of the "apps".

Any ideas what group policies might affect this? Any other ideas?

Dan

A:Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the forums, try this:Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

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In All Apps, Files&Folders and Network Speed Test icons show blank whereas its tiles work properly Pls help asap
Attachment 25092

A:Blank icons in 2 apps

Duplicate post. See here: Blank icon in 2 apps

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Anybody knows how to change icons of pinned Windows 10 apps (on taskbar) like Flipboard, Mail, Shazam, Dropbox, etc?

A:How to change icons of Windows 10 apps?

Follow (eg - File Explorer) Left click on Icon then left click File Explorer then click Properties then click Change Icon >

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hi
I cant see icon of metro in taskbar of windows 8.1

A:i cant see icons of metro apps in taskbar of windows 8.1

Are you in the Desktop or in the Metro/Start screen?

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Hello !
Apps icons do not appear in Windows 10 start menu also disappear and icons from the taskbar.

It really is annoying. Can you help me ?

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Hello all,

I am new here, although I did come here quite a few times and many times found the solution :-)

My problem is (I am on 1511) that some icons of removed (by powershell) apps reapeared, and there seem to be no way to get rid of them. Nothing I have found had worked (like going to start menu folder and deleting the shorcuts).

Namely it's MicrosoftWindowsAlarms, MicrosoftZuneMusic, MicrosoftWindowsPhotos, and in Apps the name looks like this: @{Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1607.1991.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwems-resource--Microsoft.WindowsAlarms-Resources-AppName-Text}

Moreover, few days ago some "new" apps have materialized - that was a shock........no update, nothing, out of blue I had about 10 unwanted apps in my all apps...............crazy.

Any thoughts?

P.S. Normally I deffer updates by turning the service off and/or metered connection. Now I have left it on by mistake...........still should not install against my will some unwanted apps..........and as I said, no update.....

A:Icons of uninstalled apps showing in All apps

Those left-over icons may be a result of deleting programs instead of using Control Panel, Programs and Features to uninstall the programs. When a program is installed the install routine puts the program files in either C:\Program Files [32-bit] or C:\Program Files for 64-bit or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit depending upon which version of the OS is in use. It will also create the icons, write support files to C:\Windows or other Folders and create Registry entries so Windows knows how to run the program. The uninstall routine is supposed to get rid of everything associated, don't know if PowerShell can do it as cleanly.

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Hi there

If you wish to create easily custom desktop Icons from images captured then you can use the LAST FREE VERSION of ICOFX (It Used to be freeware - everybody seems to be trying to Monetise every possible item now -but the last FREE version is still available and the paid version doesn't really have much to offer if you just want to create ICONS).

Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

@Brink - I added a question in your tutorial about How to create the ICONS for Metro apps as you used Custom ZIP one in your example -- perhaps you could delete the remark or refer to the above program which does it easily

1) For Metro simply open the tile and press PRT SCREEN before the application starts
2) Paste to ms WORD / WORDPAD (Standard comes with Windows enter WORDPAD in the Start box)
3) Use Snipping tool to select a reasonable rectangle of the ICON and save as PNG file
4) Import into the ICOFX program - Will create Icon for you
5) Save as .ICO file
6) Now ready to use in Windows.
Cheers
jimbo

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I have upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and been using it for the last week now with no problems.
Today, during a mandatory update my pc went blue screen and said it had to restart.
Once it restarted it updated and booted fine.
However after the update I realized that my start menu stopped working.
If I press it nothing shows up. It is the same with my search menu.
Also none of my taskbar icons will work like the volume and notifications.
I have searched the internet and tried all the solutions provided like windows powershell and uninstalling antivirus and restarting explorer but nothing seems to work for me.
I can't reformat and clean install at the moment because it's really inconvenient for me and have some important files and big programs that I can't back up.

Can anyone please provide me a solution for this bug?
Is there anyway I can reinstall the last update again manually?
Or if I revert back to win 8.1 would this problem still persist?
I can't afford to lose anything since I am away and need my computer for work.

A:Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working

Right click the start button and click on Programs and Features. (It's at the top.)
In the window that opens click on 'View installed updates'
Click on the updates you want to uninstall and Bob's your auntie's live-in lover!

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I know I am not alone with this problem, but haven't been able to find a solution online - last encountered it some months back, but today it is back again. Folders 'show' as white squares (invisible) and many files lose their default icons and go blank as well. It's not just the icon picture - a whole batch of bmp files have been affected: if I right-click on them and choose Properties, the information tells me they are 1x1 pixel (they are not), or on others I am told that the bmp file is a folder containing 100s of MBs of files. (Wrong!).

Clearly Explorer has had (another) nervous breakdown. This occurred today as I was working as usual - no new programmes or alterations to the system. Last time a System restore fixed it, but has anyone sorted out what the problem is here?




System restore didn't help this time - same thing. Even worse, my bmp files are being destroyed as I open the folder. For a split second they show as they should when I open the containing folder, then they go white and register as 1kb in size. If I choose to overwrite the folder with a backed up copy, without opening it, the replace files dialogue shows all files as being their original size however (i.e - no instance of do I want to overwrite the 'corrupt' 1kb file with the proper 2MB file, or whatever. The sizes and dates of the files show as being all the same.

Thanks,

Martin

A:Windows and Icons white/blank

.. and now I can't undo the Restore as System restore no longer shows any option to undo it. Beginning to get really fed up with this!

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Hi all,

I know this issue has kind of been brought up, but I had no luck fixing it with the suggested soloutions.

When I create new folders they look fine, as they do when I insert a file or folder as an attachment in an email, but original folders all appear blank when I am in Explorer.

The weird thing is that it wasn't constant but every now and then - but now it has become a permanent issue.

The enclosed screenshots explain more precisely what I mean. Pic 1 is what they used to look like and Pic 2 is what they now look like. Any ideas anyone?
Dorian.

I've tried the following fixes with no luck:

How to Change the Windows 7 Default Folder Icon: Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon
Default File Type Associations - Restore - Default File Type Associations - Restore
How to Reset All Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 7 - Folder Template - Default

A:Windows 7 - Folder icons appear blank (part 2)

Hello Dorian,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Might give this a try. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local. Delete 'iconcache.db'. Reboot. That will rebuild the icon cache.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Technichian upgraded and also reformat my laptop like 3 days ago. It works fine awhile ago but then I came hom to this...... my desktop consist of Recycle Bin, Spotify, Skype, and Google Chrome... but now full of blank icons I can't even delete. I can't open anything even the Start menu.
I also upload a video of what my laptop's condition https://youtu.be/q5tAt1jrMXY please do check it out.
Is this a bug? or virus? (Hopefully not)
What should I do? Help me pls.

A:WINDOWS 10: blank icons on desktop and cannot access anything

Hi everyone! This has been fixed... (by me lol) so regarding my case I was trying to reset my laptop but I just restart my laptop then everything goes back to normal... so if you have a problem like this try to restart first and if it doesn't work try resetting.

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Installed Illustrator 10 which works in compatibility mode.

But the hundreds of .ai files are showing with blank icons now (the bent page corner) rather than the small "preview icons" representing each actual image. Locations of these files are foldered and on the desktop.

The .ai files are already associated with the Illustrator program within Win7.

Is this reality with compatibility mode or can something be done to liven the icons the way they should show?
 

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I was downloading an updated version of Norton AntiVirus when it stopped and stated that I needed to delete my older version. I would love to do that but now I can not access anything to include the Control Panel. The only thing working, and not very well, are Outlook and Explorer. All Icons on my Desktop, with the exception of Outlook and Explorer, are blank but do have their names below them. Nothing happens when I click on them. The same is true when trying to access them via Start. Again the Icons are blank and nothing when you click on them. I was hoping to do a restoral to an earlier version but seeing as I can not get into System Restore my efforts have not met with much success. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Windows XP,Can Not Open Any Programs, All Icons Blank!

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So I wiped my laptop, partitioned, then installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on it. It was a yearly task so I knew what I was doing. At first, everything was smooth. But after a short while, all the icons were generic (Blank paper icon) even on the executables. The control panel also will not work at this time (It would be blank. I think it has a problem loading the icons so it won't load the control panel at all). Also, My Computer would sort of lag, showing the green progress bar on top (see screenshot).

Then, everything would go back to normal. Then, it would return. It's kind of random. I don't know when it would happen, it just happens.

I tried to flush the icon cache, disabled homegroup and disabled network discovery but no luck. Any ideas?

A:Blank/generic icons on everything just after installing Windows 7

Where did you get your Windows 7 Ultimate dvd from ?

Could be something wrong with it.

Do you have a legal Windows 7 Ultimate key ?

Do you have a COA ?

We can help you create a new install dvd.

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Hello,

After a recent update , many of my applications show blank files or default application icons. This includes Skype, Office and VLC media player; as of yet I am unable to find what links these applications:
From searching online, I have discovered that this is not a new issue, however previous solutions have not resolved the problem for me:
Windows 10 - Blank start menu icons - Super User
This did not do anything.SOLVED: blank/white paper icons Win7, after IconPackager uninstallation Forum Post by SparticusX
I didn't have this subkey in the registry, so I couldn't delete it.Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
This did not do anything either.
If someone could identify the update package that caused this, I would be grateful. Fighting off updates generally isn't a great idea so if anyone could provide a way of fixing this through other means, that'd be great.

Thanks in advance!

Daniel

A:Icons Blank/Missing After Windows Update

Hey DanielDC88-

You might want to check the "Default App" for the respective file types and see if they need to be assigned again.

PC Settings > System > Default Apps > Scroll down and click on "Choose Default Apps By File Type."

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All my files, all my icons, everything in my start menu except Run, Control Panel, and Connect To is blank. When I try to open the task manager it says "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator".

I had to setup a new connection just to get access to this forum through MSN.

Any help anyone can give me is much appreciated.

Thanks

A:I've lost all icons and files, desktop is blank, start menu blank

Run the unhide.exe utility. (i think it has been updated to handle this, but:

After running the unhide tool you may still be missing most of your start menu shortcuts? They can be found in a folder named smtmp inside:

(XP)- C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
(W7)- C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp
These will be there unless you have removed temp files / folders

There might be three numbered folders inside C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp folder. The folders will be numbered 1, 2 and 4.

Inside the 1 folder is a folder named ?Programs.? This folder should be copied / pasted to (using XP) to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu, which will already have a folder named Programs but it is safe to overwrite it since Windows will replace the subfolders without creating duplicates.

Inside the 2 folder are the quick launch items specific for the user. Select ALL of these shortcuts and copy / paste to (using XP) C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

Inside the 4 folder are the desktop items that should be copied to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop.

For Windows 7 users, the all users start menu is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and the all users desktop folder i... Read more

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Hello,

Having displayed the 'Welcome' screen during power-up, my computer (Dell D0926 Dimension 2400) then proceeds to my desktop (the picture that I chose, rather than, for example, a black or blue blank screen). There are a few egg timers, and the arrow is present, but no icons appear whatsoever.

I've tried a few things but none of the following seem to work. Ctrl-Alt-Dlt has no effect. Pressing F8 during start-up and choosing 'Safe mode' takes me to an option of going into either 'administrator' or 'charlie allen', but having tried both of them I end up in each case with a black screen with safe mode in the bottom two corners, but am unable to do anything from there.

I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help!

Many thanks,

Charlie
 

A:Windows XP opens to blank desktop (no icons or start-up menu)

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I am using GP user preferences to create shortcuts on my users' desktops. On all my Vista/Win7 machines they are fine and the icons are what I set them to be. on all my Win8 machines the icon is just a blank white square. If I right-click and view the icon,
the correct image appears. But when the user is looking at the desktop the image is blank.

I have upgraded a couple machines, scratch built one, and purchased an OEM version on a new laptop. All are the same: blank shortcut icons.

Surely I'm not the only person testing Win8 in a domain environment, right?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3006 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 182574 MB, Free - 93704 MB; D: Total - 8197 MB, Free - 899 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Amberine M, 1.03, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I have lost all info and icons on my bing bar and have tried repairing but it doesn't help. also lost icons for gadgets and add-ons on Windows Live Toolbar
 

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Help a friend just called and told me that when she boots her vista system she gets her desktop appearing Blank with No Icons
 

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Hoping someone can help... I recently bought a Gateway computer with Windows Vista pre-installed. After a few weeks of use, all my windows started popping up blank with no icons to click on. All of the applications and files are still there, but I can't access them via the windows themselves (i.e., I can search for files or open up documents through MSFT Word, etc., but not by clicking on "Documents" window).

Do you have any suggestions? I already tried restoring to a default time several weeks ago with no luck. The worst part is my Control Panel is worthless right now because the icons that would ordinarily be there are gone, so I can't even play around with settings. Hope you can help!

Thanks!
 

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Hello everyone,

my system tray displays blank spaces and I do not know why or how to rid, I gooogled this for an hour now...

anyone can help me? thanks

A:System Tray Icons - Blank Icons

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if restarting the computer may be able to clear this up. If not, then you might see if resetting the notification area icons may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I removed the Windows Apps (3D Builder, Groovy etc.) using PowerShell and Remove-AppxPackage / Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage on our Windows 10 machines (64bit, some Home, some Pro) at home.

This worked satisfying enough, but for some (very few) local users the start menu entries for those apps are not removed. I refer to "All Apps" (the A-Z list of all apps).

Situation is like this:
application is removed (checked with Get-Appxpackage in Powershell)start menu still refers to the Windows Apps with the text entry; it does not show the icon, but a coloured rectangle (sized like an icon)application cannot be started through this icon (as it is uninstalled)
(Screenshot shows the Maps (german: Karten) and Contacts (german: Kontakte) "icons")

I checked the usual places:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
but of course there are no links to those Windows Apps.

Does anybody have a hint how to remove these orphan "icons" from the start menu (A-Z list)?
What makes Windows show those entries in the start menu's A-Z list?

Thanks for any hint.
Mario

A:Removing Windows Apps sometimes leaves orphan "icons" in the startmenu

Read the thread below and you'll be able to get rid of them

Solved Removing dead icons from Start menu All Apps - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,

I am using the SDLC Threat Modelling tool 2016 by Microsoft on a Windows 10 virtual Box 32-bit.

When I am trying to generate a final report, it discards all the different risk ratings for each threat, and instead of having the respective high, medium, low levels next to each threat, it produces a html report putting only high next to each
one of them.

Any help?

Regards,

Ioannis (Yannis) Kostakis
Cyber Security Specialist

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HELLO.
 
SO to make it short, I have:
 
Blank desktop icons, generic blank, not hidden, they are there but blank with no drawing icon showing. I tried to restore a couple of them manually right click, prop, open containg forlder, press F5, change icon but not changin anything just looking, apply, icon's back.
 
A mysterious "MBR read error" on ESET NOD32 4.
 
Computer is an old Acer lap but I don't recall having this message in the past when things were ok, I am not using any recovery extra software. This looks suspicious to me, what do you think?
 
 

A:BLANK DESKTOP ICONS (not gone, just blank)

What is your operating system?

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Don't know what you call the screen that shows up when you do a left click on the Windows icon on the main screen and a large box opens up with a bunch of little boxes of apps/programs that I have set up and use for quick access.
Anyway, the programs and the names are there that open the programs but the icons that used to be there associated with the programs are all gone.
How can I get them back?
thanks

A:most used apps icons

Try this: Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10

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In All Apps, Files&Folders and Network Speed Test icons show blank whereas its tiles work properly Pls help asap
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A:Blank icon in 2 apps

Try uninstalling and reinstalling both apps and see if that fixes your issue. If you have tried that already, no need to respond. Good luck.

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Hi
I have a Windows 8.1 x64 and for some time (I guess after the Update 1) my apps have no icon in the taskbar
as you can see from the picture the exe files missing icons too and notifications are not working as well
removing and installing again didn't help and some of these apps i installed recently
any help would be appreciated

A:All Apps missing Icons

no answers huh?
guess i'll have to reinstall windows

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Does missing icons of apps disappearing due to connectivity issues? They often appear again after about ten minutes from start up.
Using a HTC desire HD with froyo software/android
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3034 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives: C: 283 GB (188 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N7J7M
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Yesterday I ran the "Recovery and reset " programme on my laptop, after the programme ran and Windows was re-installed a list of apps had been removed, all of the desk top icons have been altered .... the web site name still remains, but the icons are all now what I presume are in default mode. The Dell Dock is missing and clicking on the icon I get a notification that the path does not exist ?. I think that I have really goofed this time !, is there a way to restore the apps and icons ?.
Thank you
 

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Hi everyone,

I have an issue with some icons in windows 10, some of them are not being displayed by windows.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Missing icons in some apps

Are the icons only problematic in the start menu or is the same problem for these particular icons showing on the executable on your C: drive? I'm not in front of my Windows 10 machine right now but if memory serves correctly you can right click these short cuts and select 'more' and then 'open file location'. I wonder how the icons look in here. If they are wrong try right clicking and properties and see if you can change the icon from there.

If the icons look ok in file explorer you could also try to pin the short cuts to the start menu again.

It could also be a problem with the icon cache. One of the more educated gurus might be able to advise better but I believe the default icon cache is set very low by Microsoft. A meagre 500 kb - God knows why so low in this day and age. Sometimes if the upper limit of this is reached it can cause icon corruption. There is a registry edit that can increase the icon cache to more acceptable level. Hopefully someone can back up my ascertion and knows the correct registry path.

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I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8. I see no icons (no apps pointers) on the All Apps page. Can anyone help me please to re-store the icons? Everything else seems to work.
Thanks for any help,

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Hi guys,

Can I have icons on the Start screen that do not show up on the Apps screen ?

Thanks.

A:Icons on Start But Not Apps Screen ?

Hello Emperor,

Sure, you can. Anything that you "Pin to Start" from another location will not be added to the Apps screen. It only pins to the Start screen.

Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8

If you like, you can add and remove items from the Apps screen though. Be sure to read the warning in the tutorial below though.

"Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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After my computer has been up and running for 30 min. to an hour I lose the ability to open apps. using my desktop icons and have to reboot. I'd sure appreciate a solution to this problem.
 

A:Can't open apps. using deskto icons

Is this because the computer is running very slowly?

Or is everything in good order, but when you click the icons the applications just won't run?
 

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Well Windows Anti-Virus Pro keeps on popping up, and now my destop is broken (even some programs that are on there wont run) heres my log... Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:18:07 PM, on 8/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exeC:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Prog... Read more

A:Malware and Destop Icons\Apps

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest ve... Read more

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My desktop envy went from having the tradional desktop icons to havings all the computer apps showing on the desktop instead. I cannot figure out how to go back to having my desktop icons.  I have to now click on my computer to reach my former desktop icons.  Does anyone now how to revert back whatever changes have taken place? 

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Hi,

Ran into some odd computer problems today, any assistance would be fantastic.

PC / OS / Browser Info:
Dell Optiplex (bought from DiscountPC.com)
P4 1.99GHz, 512mb RAM, 40GB HD
Win XP (OEM) ver 2002, SP2
Firefox v3.0.3
IE v6.0.2900.2180

Overview Problems:
1.) Windows login password shows "IIIII" instead of the encrypted dots to indicate a password
2.) Random Outlook emails appear completely blank
3.) Google homepage on IE is completely blank, other various pages do not fully load, but work in Firefox
4.) Button text on some apps (Auslogics defrag) are completely gone
5.) Various system hangs

The computer worked fine until today. It was original purchased as a frugal replacement for an existing broken office PC.

Methods tried:
1.) Defrag/registry defrag, auslogics apps missing button text
2.) Ran AVG Virus scan (buttons missing text), to no avail, wouldn't run
3.) System restored to yesterday, and then to a week ago, to no avail
4.) Visited various tech support sites that suggested to run various REGSVR32 commands in Start -> run to no affect
5.) Ran IEFix app which was suggested might bring back broken IE components
6.) Explored Device manager, nothing is apparently wrong with any devices

This is about the extent of my IT knowledge. I would much prefer a way to fix other than formatting - I'm not even certain a format would fix the problem.

Any suggestions? Any more information I could provide? Have no idea what it could... Read more

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I want to add an app to the notification area, Is there A tutorial on how to do this?

DJK

A:adding Icons\Apps to notification area

This may help
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

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Hi,

wherever a Windows Store app shows a small icon (in search and on the "All Apps" screen), the actual icon is missing:

The larger icons on the actual start screen show up. Re-installing the apps does not help, and the icons of desktop apps show up.

What can I do to fix this issue?

Best,
Felix

A:Store Apps: No small icons (just rectangles)

Hi there, felixfreiberger. You may want to run through this tutorial: Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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I like the Windows 7 task bar the way it is. I want to have only large icons instead of a long tail of icons and text. So I don't need to unmix all the icons. But I run both Firefox and Aurora. For those who don't know, Aurora is the night build of the same Firefox. Windows, somehow detects them as the same thing, which they're not, and stacks the icons. Now I use the two browsers for different purposes and I would like to tell Windows 7 task bar: Aurora is something different, like Opera or Chrome and I would like it displayed as such. Could you help?

A:How to unmix the taskbar icons for symilar apps?

i dont use aurora so bare with me, are the taskbar icons for ff and aurora both the same,if so is it possible to change the icon for aurora, in the properties panel.

edit; on reflection this wont actually address the stacking problem.

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I uninstalled google talk from control panel (uninstall a program) however I can still see Google Talk application group (with all icons) in the All apps screen. I also checked C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs but couldn't find leftovers there.

Does anyone know how to manually remove gtalk icons from Apps desktop. Thanks.

A:remove apps icons of uninstalled applications

Have you restarted your computer since?

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I'm running XP Pro on a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop. I have two users on it, mine being the main one. No passwords, no difference between them. The other user works fine, no issues. My user, the taskbar shows up, with my Quicklaunch toolbar on it, as well as the clock and network connectivity on the right. There's no icons on my desktop, and I can't righ click to see if a refresh would work.

I can click on the Start menu, but I can't get anything to run. The cursor moves as if it's loading the program, then stops. Nothing is running in the task manager.

On the other user, I've run a defrag, a virus scan, a spyware scan, and everything else I could possibly think of. Any ideas why one user would be fine, and the other doesn't function??

Any help would be appreciated!!
 

A:XP Pro, main user, no icons, apps not working

The user you are having problems with is currupted youll have to remove it then recreate it.
 

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Got a weird bug that's just happened:



This happened after I uninstalled all my metro apps this morning, rebooted then reinstalled them. Chrome also updated in the meantime.

They're the only icons that are broke so clearly something has happened between now and then to stop icons displaying properly for new programs.

Is it worth rebuilding icon cache? Not sure the icons for metro are the same as filetype icons in Explorer though.

A:Some App icons in Metro All Apps screen missing

I tried deleting the icon cache file file but it didn't fix it.
I also tried installing a new software and it too did not get an icon created in the menu.
However, if I pin it to start menu the app's icon works there.

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