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Missing icons in some apps

Q: Missing icons in some apps

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?

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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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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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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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Hi guys,

Just got this error and couldn't find anything like this solved.
The icons (or maybe the apps) are missing from the start menu.

Thanks,
Gabriel.

A:Start menu icons/apps missing

If you have one you can try a system restore to a time before this happened. You could also try down loading the ISO from MS and doing a in-place repair install. Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
To do the in-place repair mount the ISO by double clicking on it. Then look for the install.exe and clicking on it. This will repair Windows 10 without you loosing anything and hopefully fixing your problem.

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Ok so i was told to make my own thread so ill try to go thoroughly through what ive done, I will keep this 100% updated %100 for anyone else searching for the similar problem. PLEASE READ 1st BEFORE TRYING ON YOUR COMPUTER, might learn from my mistakes if there is any. Original problemsYesterday got 21 popups saying error and would come back 5 min after you close them.Got something saying "Remove Windows 7 Recovery" and "system scanning" wouldn't close EVER."User account control" kept asking for permission and i kept denying, had to quickly click off screen on a web page to get it to stop asking.Desktop was blank and blackStart menu was empty, everything missing, task bar all unpinned also.What ive doneWent to use advira, asked to update so i figures why not quick so it does better, well not sure if that has anything to do with it but i was unable to "system scan" yet i could still (right click a folder and scan with advira) So i looked what to do online since all i could do was still go on line thankfully, and i found this http://malwarecrypt.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=90bf089d22c8a9369b9d7d8731e89d83&topic=61.0 basically saying to (3 - Empty Temp Storage.) so I did Then found this place shortly after and Downloaded AVG 2012 and used it"Object name";"C:\Users\Jeremiah\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\8EMY7BH9\gfwlivesetup_... Read more

A:Black Desktop, missing all icons, malware, start menu missing icons, programs all empty

I went through this same thing. The folders that say empty...are they light rather than normal? If so you didn't change the setting for files and folders correctly (I did the same thing at first) Open up windows explorer (my computer, etc) click on organize, then go down to folder and search options:

On the first tab (general) under navigation pane make sure "show all folders" is selected.

Then go to the next tab (view) and make sure those settings are correct, select the radio for "show hidden files, folders and drives" and make sure all your other settings are the way you want them.
I got mine from clicking on a link to a website I'd never gone to before and then what i thought was adobe told me that I needed to update my flash player to view the content on the page, I clicked ok and it took over my computer with the same exact things you're talking about.

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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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Hi all
(I'm italian, excuse me for my bad english).
I have a pc with windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I have a problem with some icons on taskbar: sometimes some applications are displaying the wrong icons, sometimes, as you can see (screenshot), I don't see some icons: sometimes a few are missing (this time I have 8 icons of about 20!).

If I restart my pc, some icons return, but many still missing or are wrong!


So I launched this tool from microsof (I think it rebuilt icon cache, but I'm not sure): In Windows le icone vengono modificate in modo non corretto
but it doesnt' fix the problem, see this screenshot after using this tool from microsoft:

now as you can see some applications are displaying the wrong icons and 2 icons are still missing ...is there any fix for this problem? thanks!!

Vittorio.

A:problem with icons on taskbar (wrong icons or missing icons)

perhaps the fixit from microsoft may help...

System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

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Hello,

yesterday i installed a new update for my computer, its the one that pops up as a yellow shield in your lower right hand taskbar. Anyways i instaleld like always and then forgot about it. I worked for a while later and kept ignoring the "you must restart your computer now" messages. Finally i restarted the computer and on my desktop, start menu, and in any window i open, the folder icons and some other program icons are shown as the find icon. Is there any way i could fix this. Picture below.

nardopolo

A:all folder icons missing and other program icons missing

bump.

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Can't access Outlook. 9 times out of ten the desktop is blank when the computer starts. no icons anywhere. just the desktop background. When it does start sometimes it says can't find a drive on the network. I don't think we have that. A secure financial website says we have a virus but I've run spybot and adaware and not found anything. We have eTrust antivirus and it showed no problems. Please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:57:24 PM, on 10/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleTool... Read more

A:No icons on desktop, start icons missing by clock hijack this posted

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im having problems with my computer its nothing serious its just annoying and i want to fix it. the icons on the right side of the Start menu are now shown as folders and not the fancy one and i miss that, i was wondering if i can change them back? this all started a few days ago i think i caused it by doing something with CMD and some files showed up and i was deleting alot of them cause they looked like they were unnessasary, i think i deleted something that shouldnt of been deleted. now im just trying to figure out how to fix it with using system restore because i dont have the a restore point to fix that problem my restore points are deleted. does any one know what i can do.

A:Missing icons in start menu (icons on the right hand side)

Originally Posted by raitoyagami


im having problems with my computer its nothing serious its just annoying and i want to fix it. the icons on the right side of the Start menu are now shown as folders and not the fancy one and i miss that, i was wondering if i can change them back?



It is going on about Quick Launch Icons Quick Launch ,Show Desktop?- if not show any screen

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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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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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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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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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I have a laptop that, after removing fake System Recovery, still has browser redirects, missing icons, and missing start menu items. I have used unhide.exe to bring back the icons, but when expanding any item in the start menu the menu is blank. I have attempted to run ComboFix with no results. It appears that ComboFix never successfully installed as the laptop froze during the process. I have tried running tdsskiller for the rootkit but the program never loads, which makes me think it is being blocked. I apologize for not posting a DSS log, but it never successfully completed either. I was able to run GMER. Upon starting GMER, I received the following message. After hitting OK GMER was able to run.GMER 1.0.15.15641 - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2011-11-01 12:44:08Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Running: ix0whbwo[1].exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\DAVIDA~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\fwddipow.sys---- Registry - GMER 1.0.15 ----Reg HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\[email protected] 60Reg HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\[email protected] 15Reg HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\[email protected] 10000Reg HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Curr... Read more

A:System Recover, Browser Redirections, Missing Start Menu Items, Missing Icons

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

Image :

http://i.imgur.com/fioNIoY.png

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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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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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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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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Hey,

I'm having a bizarre problem with Vista Home 32 bit which suddenly appeared overnight. I put my notebook to sleep the day before, and when I powered it back on this morning, it was on the black & white boot up menu saying the notebook and crashed and had to restart.

I opted to boot windows normally but it kept restarting. Same problem with safe mode.

I tried to repair the installation with the installation disc but that didn't work.

Got to System Restore, tried to restore a previous point, but that failed.

I rebooted again, and miraculously it booted up to the desktop. But I've noticed a few major problems:

1. The program folder in the start menu is empty

2. The system tray has missing icons, most notably network connections

3. A few directories in C:\ are missing . Am sure I didn't delete them.

4. Many applications like MS Office or Adobe Acrobat are missing / have broken links and therefore do not work.

I have 2 user accounts on the notebook and both have similar problems.

When I boot up in Safe Mode, the program folder has a few applications listed, but the other problems remain.

System Restore doesn't work. It returns an error message saying a file's missing or something like that.

I feel something's corrupted but I don't even know how to begin searching for a solution to the problem since the symptoms are all over the place!

Would appreciate any help!

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I logged into my computer this morning and the screen was blue, although I could still see my house and move it around. I can also do Ctrl Alt Delete to access the Task Manager when I don't see the explorer.exe. I know its supposed to be there but its not, I tried to manually start it by going to file new task and running it but it only runs for maybe 10 seconds? enough to see the icons on the desktop and the task bar, then they disappear. I searched online for a few answers but no real help. Im using another PC because I cant access the internet with my laptop that is have the problems. I was able to run hijackthis and put it on a thumb drive so I could post it here.

Any help would greatly be appreciated, thanks

I have ran ad aware and avast and both found something but didn't fix it.
I also posted this on http://www.techsupportforum.com. Thanks.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:13:10 PM, on 5/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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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 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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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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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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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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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite U840W-10J, have had it for around 20 months with no problems until now. Without warning and seemingly at random times, my laptop loses its ability to launch any application. If I select an application icon from the start menu/desktop or a file in a folder, nothing happens. Applications that are already open when the problem hits work fine, if I close them I cannot reopen them. My desktop then goes black and my desktop icons disappear, all except the recycle bin.

I can only restart the computer by either holding down the power key or using CTRL + ALT + DEL. On restarting my laptop it will then work as normal for a time before the same thing happens again. I am running Windows 8.1 and have McAfee Internet Security installed. The problem started about 2 weeks ago.

Any ideas or support would be much appreciated.

Thanks

A:Satellite U840W - Clicking icons/apps - nothing happens

Hi iwan_imp

According to your message the whole notebook problems could appear due to some software/system malfunction... I think that nobody will be able to say what’s wrong with the preinstalled system but you could try to solve the issue cleaning the registry and the operating system.

How?

I could recommend you one, freeware tool called CCleaner… this software was already mentioned in different forum threads and it helps you to clean the registry and to remove the temporal stored files…

In case this software does not help you, try to repair the system using the Windows 8.1 repair solutions: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ES0000R01.htm
The “Refresh” option could be the key here…

But in worst case, if you would not be able to solve the problem using the “refresh” option, then you could try to recover the notebook using the Toshiba HDD recovery… so “Reset your PC” would be the next possible step…

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My laptop battery ran out and it must have shut itself down. When I restarted the following symptoms appeared.

Taskbar:
icons left of the clock disappeared
the taskbar changed from the standard task bar (green start button, blue bar) to a plain gray bar with a gray start button
if I right click on start > properties > taskbar tab > customize - the icons do not match up with the descriptions, for example the yahoo messenger icon has the description "wireless network connection"

My Computer:
If I click Start then right click mycomputer >properties I would expect to see a window with tabs "general, comp name, hardware.... etc" instead nothing appears

My network places > then View my network connections I would expect to see the network connections I have defined. its blank

I can't use my wireless connection because I can't see it to connect to. Other than that all programs seem to be working fine. I get to the internet using a hard LAN connection.

I don't even know where to start. I have read many of the posts regarding taskbar problems but none seem to fit. Any help greatly appreciated
System Information:
I just tried to open the system information icon in the control panel to get the info to put here but nothing happens when I double click it.
I am running XP SP3 I am current on updates, AVG Free (tried uninstalling just in case)

A:Taskbar has changed, icons missing and windows missing

I would try to do a system restore. Steps to perform that are found HERE

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After disabling and uninstalling Cortana, Edge and others as well as Search I ended up with 2 dead icons in the All apps menu one for Search and one for Edge. When I drag the Search icon to the desktop it's named as:
@{Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.4.8.176_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewyms-resource--Microsoft.Windows.Cortana-resources-TileDisplayName} but not sure I want to start deleting various reg entries where this shows. I also tried in all the usual places where the shortcuts are supposed to be but nothing worked and the icons are still there so wondering if anyone has an idea how they can be removed if at all. It's more of a cosmetic problem as I have no issues with Windows otherwise

A:Removing dead icons from Start menu All Apps

Originally Posted by shimshom


After disabling and uninstalling Cortana, Edge and others as well as Search I ended up with 2 dead icons in the All apps menu one for Search and one for Edge. When I drag the Search icon to the desktop it's named as:
@{Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.4.8.176_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewyms-resource--Microsoft.Windows.Cortana-resources-TileDisplayName} but not sure I want to start deleting various reg entries where this shows. I also tried in all the usual places where the shortcuts are supposed to be but nothing worked and the icons are still there so wondering if anyone has an idea how they can be removed if at all. It's more of a cosmetic problem as I have no issues with Windows otherwise





Here you go brother, shimshom

Get a yourself the Unlocker 1.9.2 ( install it )

Get your self also take ownership right click command tool
Here is the task after you get both tools

You need to remove the entry from AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb or rename it to vedatamodel.edb/temp after you pushed the ownership command and the unlocker tool in rename mode

Also take a extra backup copy of it, just in case something does go wrong.

*** Reboot your windows and the broken link or dead link within your windows 10 menu should be gone.

You might need to add new short cuts again yourself example office and other apps you have installed, after the menu system sector has been flushed after the main reboot that... Read more

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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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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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Hi, running Windows 8.1 with all current updates, this morning my Mail, Calendar and People Icons disappeared from both Start and App screens, tried to reinstall but got a message that they are already installed on the machine.

I know they are still there because I have shortcuts on my desktop that will launch them but the actual tiles are gon....any ideas on how I can get them back.

Tried to search for them from the search box to right click and repin but it does not find them.

Thanks for your help,

Nick

A:Mail, Calendar and People Icons Gone from Start and Apps

Hello Nick, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could uninstall the app using OPTION THREE or step 3 in OPTION TWO below, then reinstall the apps via the Store.

Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8

Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I can use some help with my apps in windows 8.1. Manny of the programs I use are not displayed in my app menu. If I search for f.e. Word, the system cannot find it. But I can open .doc files and then use the installed word program and pin it to my desktop. This problem applies to almost every program, except for chrome apps and windows store downloaded apps.

These programs are also not displayed in the programs overview (the menu where you can uninstall programs). I can't trace back what triggered this problem, but it's very annoying. And so far the internet has not anwsered, you are my only hope!

Thanx a lot in advance!
 

A:Missing apps

Try the MS System restore and go back to a time when everything worked properly.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4692-system-restore-how-do-windows-8-a.html
 

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Going into Settings->Privacy->Background apps, there are no apps listed to turn on or off.

Most of them have been turned off (example "Calculator"). We are setting these up on a domain. Suppose we have a GPO from the server hiding those? Or is there another place we can go to unhide those?
They are not hidden in the WORKGROUP login, but they also don't work correctly in that login. It doesn't matter it Calculator is on or off, it works in the WORKGROUP.
 

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download and installed windows 8 preview on Monday had all the metro UI apps, Piano, robot etc. not including tools, now today I'm left with just two metro apps, store and IE I've searched for the apps but they've disappeared anyone with any clues much appreciated.
One more thing the onscreen keyboard needs @ and a tab on main board.

A:Missing Apps

Hi, have you deleted them by accident? Or made a new user account? Are you connected to the internet? Try and reinstall them from the app store

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Hi folks,
When I booted up my computer this morning, more than half of my desktop icons were missing, the sound didn't work, many apps weren't available (like Windows Media Player), and startup items were missing from the task bar.  A message balloon popped up in the task bar area telling me that spybot had blocked an attempt to add a toolbar.    In addition, my homepage was changed to isearch.fantastigames...but I was able to change it to something else and it appeared to stick.  I looked for toolbar addons and didn't see any unusual ones, but I noted that the default web search was for the fantastigames and the live search was something else.  I removed the live search option but it won't let me remove the web search.  I am able to use my AVG search and it works for the most part, but I have to watch that the isearch.fantastigames....doesn't pop up and take over.  I couldn't restore back to an earlier date either, although I attempted twice to go back to a time I knew it worked.  It went through the process but told me it was incomplete and no files were changed.  I also looked in the add/remove files but didn't see anything that didn't belong.
 
I have run a full antivirus scan with AVG and also Malwarebytes (5 hrs. later).  I don't appear to have any malicious issues or viruses, and I am using Windows XP.  I ran the RKill and it found no issues (however it did terminate two proc... Read more

A:Internet hijacker isearch.fanastigames and loss of desktop icons and apps.

Hi -Lets start with a few scans first. You can post these one at a time if it is easier for you - Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE* Save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.  Next : Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Close any Firefox browsers you may have openCheckmark the following boxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump Files Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).  Next : Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.*Close all open programs and internet browsers.*Note- Your computer will be rebooted automatically*Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.*Click on Delete.*Confirm each time with Ok.*A text file will open after the restart.*Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.*You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.  Next : Please download Junkware Removal Tool by thi... Read more

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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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In June 2015, HP demonstrated additional apps for the Sprout, including Stop Motion and Light Stencil. These do not appear to have reached the Sprout Marketplace. A forum post here in April 2016 raised the same question, and received a reply from an HP support Agent saying they would raise the oissue with the appropriate team. Has there been any more news of these missing apps? 

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Light Stencil and Stop Motion are back in the Market.  They showed up on my Sprout as updates.  Also, SizeUp and Video Capture have updates.  I have downloaded all this, but I haven't had a chance to check each app's operation and features.  The two missing apps did boot up showing the new version numbers.  

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