Windows 10: Google Chrome Shortcut in Desktop/Taskbar won't load

Discus and support Google Chrome Shortcut in Desktop/Taskbar won't load in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I use Google Chrome as my search engine. I downloaded the program and have been using it since I got this computer about 5 weeks ago. I had a... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by RaymondWindoz10, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Google Chrome Shortcut in Desktop/Taskbar won't load


    I use Google Chrome as my search engine.
    I downloaded the program and have been using it since I got this computer about 5 weeks ago.

    I had a shortcut on my desktop and one on my taskbar at the bottom.
    I also had an app in my charm bar in the windows window in the bottom left or whatever the popup is being called now...

    A couple of days ago the Chrome shortcut went from the familiar Google colors to a white, blank sheet of paper in the taskbar. I tried to reload it but I keep getting a message about an error code.

    I tried to open the program from the programs file and create a shortcut for the desktop but I get the same error code.

    I can still search with google using the blank piece of paper looking icon in the taskbar and I get google when I cut on the computer. But I want the shortcut and the familiar looking google colors back.

    I was going to delete the program and reload it but I don't want to lose all the bookmarks I have already loaded.

    Does anyone have any suggestions ?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    RaymondWindoz10, Sep 26, 2015
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    then drag it onto the taskbar.

    If i cant get this fixed i'll just switch to mac

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    Frederik Long, Sep 26, 2015
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  3. dpepper73 Win User
    Why do my quick launch icons flash when I click on the Chrome quick launch icon? Win 10

    I chose the "Desktop, Start, & Personalization" help topic because my question deals with the quick launch icons on the taskbar. I call them Quick Launch icons. Others may call them Taskbar icons. They're the small icons on the taskbar next to the Start
    icon.

    Here's my issue: Whenever I click on the Google Chrome quick launch icon, the other quick launch icons flash once, although not necessarily at the same time, while Chrome is being loaded. This also happens when I double-click the Google Chrome shortcut
    icon on my desktop. Sometimes, but not always, a few or all of my desktop icons will turn white for a split second while Chrome is being loaded.

    I'm currently using Windows 10 Pro. I've been using Windows 10 ever since it became available, but this problem only started about 3 weeks ago. I use Avira Antivirus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and I run scans with them on a weekly basis, sometimes more
    often.

    As far as I can tell, there aren't any other performance issues.
     
    dpepper73, Sep 26, 2015
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  4. Google Chrome Shortcut in Desktop/Taskbar won't load

    TairikuOkami, Sep 26, 2015
    #4
  5. Thanks I will check it out. But why did my shortcut disappear off my desktop and why did the G Chrome icon turn from the standard Google colors to a blank sheet of paper ?

    It would make more sense if Google got corrupted, but it still works.
     
    RaymondWindoz10, Sep 26, 2015
    #5
  6. OK, I exported my bookmarks and set them up as a desktop shortcut. But when I tried to open them to make sure everything was there and working, like I normally do after creating a file........it said .......C: Unspecified Error.

    Is that what it it suppose to say ? Does that shortcut exist just so I can import it later and then it will work ?
    Is this the point at which I should delete Chrome and reload it ?
    OH yeah, I keep getting a message asking me if I want to make Chrome my default browser and it already is.
    Is that Google or is that part of my problem ?
     
    RaymondWindoz10, Sep 26, 2015
    #6
  7. Make sure, that Chrome is set a default app, if it does not help, reinstall.

    How to Set Your Default Apps in Windows 10

    Once you uninstall Chrome, make sure you also remove Chrome from hidden folder in:

    C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Google\Chrome\
     
    TairikuOkami, Sep 26, 2015
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  8. Google Chrome Shortcut in Desktop/Taskbar won't load

    OK I exported my bookmarks and have a shortcut on my desktop.
    I reloaded Chrome on my computer.
    I did not delete the first download because I thought that it would either rewrite over it or get one of those messages that say..Google (2). The way it does when you have 2 copies of something.

    Everything works now but when I go to programs I only have 1 Google program showing , not two.
    Do you think it overwrote the first one ? I checked the date on the programs file and it says 23 August , which was the date I bought the computer and started personalizing it.

    If it wrote over the program shouldn't it say 26 September ?

    Thanks for your help............*Smile
     
    RaymondWindoz10, Apr 5, 2018
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