Windows 10: Program icons missing from Taskbar

Discus and support Program icons missing from Taskbar in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi there, I have a relatively new computer and one of the first things I did after installing Office was to drag three commonly used programs... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Mike Eastwood, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Program icons missing from Taskbar


    Hi there,


    I have a relatively new computer and one of the first things I did after installing Office was to drag three commonly used programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) to the Taskbar for convenience. It worked great for a couple of weeks, but now the strangest thing has happened...the little icon for each of these three programs is missing! The button itself is still there, but no picture to indicate which program it is. Everything still works fine but it's pretty annoying!


    Here are some screen captures...


    1) Outlook is still there:

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    2) Word is still there:

    Program icons missing from Taskbar 49a94c46-acc4-4260-9b5f-8a497e29e28f?upload=true.png


    3) Excel is still there:

    Program icons missing from Taskbar 950d241a-5825-4c08-9d08-826a151f8dcd?upload=true.png


    I have tried the following: restarting Windows Explorer in the Task Manager, closing and re-starting the Office programs themselves (also in the Task Manager), re-starting Windows, shutting down and then powering up again. You can see in the screen captures that I can't unpin/re-pin. Clicking "Pin to taskbar" didn't do anything, and I even tried dragging the program back into the Taskbar with no luck.


    Now what?


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Mike Eastwood, Sep 18, 2019
    #1
  2. 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:

    Program icons missing from 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:

    Program icons missing from Taskbar [​IMG]


    Any thoughts?
     
    noten, Sep 18, 2019
    #2
  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 18, 2019
    #3
  4. Program icons missing from Taskbar

    Volume icon missing from Taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the volume icon is missing in Action center. We will assist you to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    • Open Settings and choose system.
    • Click on Notifications and Actions.
    • Click on Select which icons appear in Taskbar.
    • Turn on Volume.
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Sep 18, 2019
    #4
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