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Windows 7: Missing icons in notification area

07 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
Missing icons in notification area

Hello. Just started having a small problem with icons not showing in the notification area. The programs are running (or so Task Manager tells me), but I am unable to open a program that does not show its icon.

One program is SUPERAntiSpyware. I have it set to run a scan each night and I usually click on the icon the notification area to see results. Also use Karen's Replicator to backup some data each night.

The question is how do I get these icons back in place?

Thanks for any ideas and/or solutions.

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07 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you pinned SuperAntiSpyware.exe to the task bar?
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07 Aug 2010   #3
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
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Have you cutomized icon notification area yet??
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07 Aug 2010   #4

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
Mr

Thanks for the quick reply.

Jacee - I don't want it pinned to the taskbar, I want in the notification area (next to the clock).

gaz - Yes. I clicked to show icons and notifications. No joy.
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07 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do you right click on the icon and run as Administrator? It should be in the task bar, running that way.
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07 Aug 2010   #6

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 

Jacee - The ONLY icon I have is in C:\Win 7\Program Files. There is nothing showing in the taskbar or anywhere else. The task manager/processor show the programs as running. The startup folder has the icons showing they are to start on boot up. Also WinPatrol shows both programs in it's start up folder.
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07 Aug 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If none are showing this cannot hurt, but may help
Notification Area Icons - Reset
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07 Aug 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What happens if you end the process, then click 'new task' and restart it?
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07 Aug 2010   #9
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you look in the notification box behind the tiny arrow? You can, btw, drag icons between the box and the taskbar - both ways.
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07 Aug 2010   #10

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 

I can't drag icons from the taskbar to the notification area, nor the other way either.

I am going to try the "reset" of the notification area next. Will let you know later.
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