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Windows 7: Taskbar icons invisible

17 Dec 2010   #1
arifi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Taskbar icons invisible

I have windows 7 64 bit ultimate.
Since a couple of days the icons on the taskbar are invisible.
When i pin an icon on the taskbar it won't become visible.
But according to windows the icon is allready on the taskbar because after right clicking a program i can only choose "unpin from taskbar"
I have this strange problem say one day after i installed windows.
I use windows 7 more than a year and it never happend before.
I have tried everything.I pinned and unpinned icons several times.I locked and unlocked the taskbar.The icons next to the clock are visible.
It's just the icons next to the windows button that don't show.
I emailed microsoft some days ago and havn't heard an answer yet.
Is anyone familiar with this strange problem?
Thanks in advance.


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17 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

A restart might get them back, or the other solution is to unlock the taskbar (right-click it and make sure 'lock the taskbar' is unchecked) and then hover on the edge til you get the double sided arrow to resize, then resize it a little.
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17 Dec 2010   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforums.

This may be what you need. Use Option one. See if the box in the tutorial is unchecked. You want the box checked.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Save


Mike
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17 Dec 2010   #4
arifi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
A restart might get them back, or the other solution is to unlock the taskbar (right-click it and make sure 'lock the taskbar' is unchecked) and then hover on the edge til you get the double sided arrow to resize, then resize it a little.

Resizing the taskbar didn't work.
And i don't understand what you mean by a restart.
Thanks.
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17 Dec 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Restart I just meant boot. I had better hopes for my other suggestion.
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17 Dec 2010   #6
arifi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Welcome to Sevenforums.

This may be what you need. Use Option one. See if the box in the tutorial is unchecked. You want the box checked.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Save


Mike

Unfortunatley it didn't work.I even used option 3 by downloading the reg file.
I think it's probably an error in the registry.
But i'm not a computer whiz kid either.
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17 Dec 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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17 Dec 2010   #8
arifi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post

But there are no icons visible i can hide.The icons have to be visible first i think.
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17 Dec 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I was thinking that they may have been hidden and you can make them visible.
I was thinking that perhaps another user had done something to hide them.

You may want to try a system restore and see if that works.
System Restore

but try this first and see if there are any errors and if they can be fixed
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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18 Dec 2010   #10
arifi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I was thinking that they may have been hidden and you can make them visible.
I was thinking that perhaps another user had done something to hide them.

You may want to try a system restore and see if that works.
System Restore

but try this first and see if there are any errors and if they can be fixed
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Before that problem occured i didn't make a recovery point.Auto system backup was then disabled.So there is nothing to recover in this case.
Ok i did the command system file checker.It says that it found some damages,and also says that they can't all be recoverd.
CMD provided me the CBS.log tekst file.The size of that tekst file is 1.58 mb.So it's very long.Looking at the file it kinda shows every step i did on the pc if i'm right.
But i see the dates start from 2010-12-16.
So that's only 2 days.This problem occured more than a week ago.
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