Windows 10: Missing an icon in the "show hidden icons" down in taskbar

Discus and support Missing an icon in the "show hidden icons" down in taskbar in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Up until yesterday the little shield for Windows Security was always in the hidden icons box that I could open down in lower right corner. It still... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by RyeEncoke, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. RyeEncoke Win User

    Missing an icon in the "show hidden icons" down in taskbar


    Up until yesterday the little shield for Windows Security was always in the hidden icons box that I could open down in lower right corner. It still shows as running in task manager and I do use another anti-virus, but it concerns me that the shield icon is no longer showing. I did have a windows update just a couple days ago and that might have changed something and I only noticed this morning the missing icon. Is there something I can do to verify that Windows Security is indeed still working other than looking in task manager? Why is the icon no longer in hidden icons and is there a way I can get that back?


    edit: okay

    :)
     
    RyeEncoke, Apr 14, 2019
    #1
  2. Mark Ole Win User

    Taskbar icons

    Hi,

    To address your concern, follow the steps below on how to show hidden icons on the taskbar.

    • Open Settings, and click on the Personalization
      icon.
    • Click on Taskbar on the left side, and click on the
      Select which icons appear on the taskbar
      link under the Notification area section on the right.
    • Turn on Always show all icons in the notification area at the top

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Apr 14, 2019
    #2
  3. noten Win User
    Missing Taskbar Icons


    I'm having the same problem with 'Metro' icons. They don't show in the taskbar and they don't show within other apps. Shortcuts just show the generic page icon. The only place app icons show is in the start menu and those are really tiles.

    Here's an example of what I'm dealing with:

    Missing an icon in the "show hidden icons" down in taskbar [​IMG]


    I have tried scf (sfc?) scan and dsim, no luck. Have also tried everything mentioned in this thread. Nothing.

    One suggestion that offered some promise was to look at the icon files to see if they look alright but didn't suggest anything beyond that. I browsed to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.6310.42251.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\images and found some icon files that seemed ok but then a bunch that appeared blank:

    Missing an icon in the "show hidden icons" down in taskbar [​IMG]


    Any thoughts?
     
    noten, Apr 14, 2019
    #3
  4. Yaqub K Win User

    Missing an icon in the "show hidden icons" down in taskbar

    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, Apr 14, 2019
    #4
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