Windows 10: Buttons not showing up on taskbar and icons not populating in explorer

Discus and support Buttons not showing up on taskbar and icons not populating in explorer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, I've got a problem with my task bar. I have programs pinned to it and others open but only explorer and chrome are showing up. All other... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by GregMyers2, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. GregMyers2 Win User

    Buttons not showing up on taskbar and icons not populating in explorer


    Hello,


    I've got a problem with my task bar. I have programs pinned to it and others open but only explorer and chrome are showing up. All other programs are just blank spaces, whether they are just open or also pinned to the bar.


    Also, in Explorer I'm having an issue where the file icons are not populating. It is only showing up as blank pages, so they all look the same.


    Both of these issues are very annoying. Especially since I just bought the machine just a few days ago.


    Any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks,

    Greg

    :)
     
    GregMyers2, Sep 14, 2018
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  2. aleph01 Win User

    Taskbar not populating


    Greetings,

    I have a user whose Office shortcuts in the taskbar are not persistent. I use an AutoIt script to recreate the shortcuts if they are missing. The shortcuts appear in the folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar) but are not populated to the taskbar, even after she logs off and back on. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    aleph01, Sep 14, 2018
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  3. Yaqub K Win User
    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Sep 14, 2018
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  4. DEMACLIO Win User

    Buttons not showing up on taskbar and icons not populating in explorer

    Taskbar is not showing icons and windows button is not working

    Hello all,

    Just as the title says, my taskbar is not working properly. Nothing is showing up on it, the Windows button does nothing, although I am able to right click the taskbar and Windows button.

    I have tried restarting Windows Explorer through the task manager, but then I can't right click the taskbar anymore and my desktop is nothing but my personal colour.

    Here is a list of posts from other websites I have tried:

    5 Steps to Fix Your Windows 10 Taskbar Issues

    Windows 10 Taskbar unresponsive, frozen or not working

    Taskbar/Start button not working! Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    FIX !!!! Windows 10 taskbar not working FIX!!!! Build 10074

    home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/has-your-windows-10-start-menu-stopped-working-here-are-four-ways-to-fix-it-11364000314532

    Any and all help is appreciated, thank you
     
    DEMACLIO, Sep 14, 2018
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