Windows 10: Generic icon

Discus and support Generic icon in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; [img] Greetings, I have notepad files on the desktop, but the icons for these are generic (the last file in the picture). Someone else had this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Shanester, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Shanester Win User

    Generic icon


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    Greetings,

    I have notepad files on the desktop, but the icons for these are generic (the last file in the picture).

    Someone else had this problem. They were told to delete a file:

    %localAppData%\IconCache.db

    I have deleted the file and rebooted but the icons are still blank. Is there anything else I can do?

    Thanks,
    Shane.
    Windows 20H2

    :)
     
    Shanester, Mar 21, 2021
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  2. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Mar 21, 2021
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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, Mar 21, 2021
    #3
  4. jackin Win User

    Generic icon

    How to fix taskbar showing generic blank icons on Windows 7 professional?

    How to fix taskbar showing generic blank icons on Windows 7 professional?


    Generic icon 67d2b65a-a526-42eb-baec-6b5480451d19?upload=true.jpg


    These icons correspond to Windows Explorer, IE and Office 365 programs.

    Steps i took to resolve issue, but did not help are:

    1. In order to fix generic blank icon issue on taskbar i killed explorer.exe and restarted it but this did not resolve issue.
    2. Ran quick repair on Office 365 & restarted Windows.
     
    jackin, Mar 21, 2021
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