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Windows 7: Resetting Icons in Taskbar to Default Without Doing a System Restore

05 Oct 2014   #11
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I found this. Will this restore my factory default icons?

Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7


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05 Oct 2014   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That was for if you backed them up. If you only unpinned them, you can repin them. Are you just unsure what was there by default? Or are looking for a one click solution to put them back? If you only unpinned them, they are still on your system.

This one will reset and clear...unsure if it restores the default pinned items

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Quote:
The default icon links on the taskbar is Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and Windows Explorer (opens to Libraries).
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Program

A Guy
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05 Oct 2014   #13
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I am unsure what the default pinned icons were. I will try this today. Thank you!
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05 Oct 2014   #14
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Actually, I don't think that will work. I am just unsure what the default icons were.
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05 Oct 2014   #15
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
That was for if you backed them up. If you only unpinned them, you can repin them. Are you just unsure what was there by default? Or are looking for a one click solution to put them back? If you only unpinned them, they are still on your system.

This one will reset and clear...unsure if it restores the default pinned items

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Quote:
The default icon links on the taskbar is Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and Windows Explorer (opens to Libraries).
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Program

A Guy
Are you there?
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05 Oct 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you don't try you may never know
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

You could also simply make a new administrator user account and see if it shows different icons for programs
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/181024-user-account-create.html
Cheers.
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05 Oct 2014   #17
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
If you don't try you may never know
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

You could also simply make a new administrator user account and see if it shows different icons for programs
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/181024-user-account-create.html
Cheers.
I will try the 2nd option and see what it does.
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05 Oct 2014   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That is a the quickest way to see how bad and deep the issue is,
Repair install would be next if the new account is the same
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05 Oct 2014   #19
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Resetting Icons in Taskbar to Default Without Doing a System Restore-imageuploadedbyseven-forums1412534190.924444.jpg

When I created the 2nd user, it was default. So, I took this picture to see what default icons I needed to put back on the Taskbar. This is my mom's Windows 8.1 desktop. I will also try it on my Windows 7 Laptop.


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05 Oct 2014   #20
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

The only problem was, that the Acer games app said that the file couldn't be found or something.
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