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Windows 7: I have a icon in control panel & it does nothing.


23 Dec 2010   #1

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I have a icon in control panel & it does nothing.

I have a icon in control panel & it does nothing.
After going to
Quote:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace
it has 56 items & control panel has 51
any ideas on how to find it
I will start a new thread if you want me to
Thanks Jerry




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23 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jerry,

Before you do any of the below, be sure to right click on the long number CLSID key in the left pane and click on Export before you delete it. This way if it's not the right one, you will be able to just double click on the exported REG file to restore it.


Once there, look at each long number CLSID key in the left pane under NameSpace until you see one that has nothing entered in the right pane for (Default). If you spot it, then you can just right click on and delete the long number CLSID key for it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Dec 2010   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jerry,
Once there, look at each long number CLSID key in the left pane under NameSpace until you see one that has nothing entered in the right pane for (Default). If you spot it, then you can just right click on and delete the long number CLSID key for it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for the fast reply Shawn
they all have something entered for default
I can match up all the control panel stuff but these

Biometric
windows sidebar properties
workspaces center
view avallable networks
tablet pc settings
infrared
Text to speech
network map
windows sideshow
pen and touch

see anything that does not belong there

Thanks for making this a new thread

Jerry
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23 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nope, I have all of those by default as well.

Does it open anything when you click on it.

If you right click on the blank one in the CP, click on Create Shortcut (if available), look at the properties page of this new shortcut on the desktop, does it give you any type of information that may help ID it?

If none of the above worked, then you might see if restarting the computer may remove it.

If still not, then you might do a system restore using a restore point dated before it was in the Control Panel if you know when it happened.
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23 Dec 2010   #5

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

The red circled one in your first post is Date and Time on my PC. Win 7 PRO.

This is what opens when it is clicked.
Mike
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23 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mike,

Tru dat, but he already has a Date and Time icon displayed (3rd row 3rd column) making this one a mystery icon.
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23 Dec 2010   #7

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

Ooops!
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23 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL
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23 Dec 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

No it will not open anything I did the shortcut & properties showed nothing, system restore did not help does not go back very far even after clicking show more.
Any other ideas
Jerry
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23 Dec 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Jerry,

Just as a test to see if it may be just a glitch, reset your folder view settings to default to see if it's still there after the restart.
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