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Windows 7: Missing start menu icons


22 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Still not working for me, logged back on and they were small again. Could it be because I have added a restart explorer shortcut to my desktop as seen here? Also, how do I get that diagnostic window on the bottom like yours that shows changes when I change the icon view size?



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22 Sep 2012   #12

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If you are talking about the Process Monitor window - then take a look at my post again. Each place where I mentioned Process Monitor is blue text. That blue text is a link to the website where you can get Process Monitor.

Here is the link to Process Monitor posted another way:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896645.aspx

Download the zipped (compressed) file
Open the zipped (compressed) file (folder)
Copy the files somewhere
Run the exe
Agree to the EULA

When it starts for the first time, it automatically starts gathering data.
You can stop that via the button/icon with the magnifying glass.
Then de-select the buttons/icons shown in the right part of this image:
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Clear the screen:
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Views: 21
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Add a filter for the Windows (file) Explorer:
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Views: 21
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Start the data collection process.
(Use the same button/icon that you see in screenshot #1.)
Make the changes to the desktop icons.
Stop the data collection process.
Happy reading :-)

Notice the column with the time stamps.
(You might need to widen that column.)
You can:
...clear any data in the Process Monitor window
...right click on the desktop
...select view
...wait for the computer's time to change one minute
...(e.g from 12:20 to 12:21)
...then select then option for large icons
...stop the data collection process

Scroll thru the data until you see the place where the minute changed - most of the entries after that point should be the ones of interest.

I'm sure that there are people in these forums who know how to use the Process Monitor app better than I do.


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03 Jun 2013   #13

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, this problem is showing up again. I have used the icon rebuild prompt before and it worked fine but now it is not affecting bit. Any ideas guys?
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04 Jun 2013   #14

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
Well, this problem is showing up again. I have used the icon rebuild prompt before and it worked fine but now it is not affecting bit. Any ideas guys?
There were two problems in the original post. Which one has come back?

Are the shortcuts with icon problems pointing to apps on an external drive or a network drive?
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04 Jun 2013   #15

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The start menu icons are missing again, as seen in the picture below. Using a .bat file to rebuild the icon cache used to work, now it doesn't. All the programs are on the C:\ drive.


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04 Jun 2013   #16

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

What happens when you manually try to correct one icon by pointing it to a different (wrong) icon and then pointing it back to the correct one? I've seen desktop shortcuts lose their icon info, but I've never bothered to chase down a reason. Maybe others in the forum have a clue :-)
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16 Jun 2013   #17

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
What happens when you manually try to correct one icon by pointing it to a different (wrong) icon and then pointing it back to the correct one? I've seen desktop shortcuts lose their icon info, but I've never bothered to chase down a reason. Maybe others in the forum have a clue :-)
I'm not quite sure how I would go about doing that. Sorry for the late response. My house has been crazy the past ten days and I haven't been able to get behind a computer.
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16 Jun 2013   #18

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try the steps shown in the video below:

(You might want to watch it in the full screen mode and at 720p.)


It does not matter which icon you change it to - since you are going to change it back.

You might want to consider making a new user profile and seeing if the start menu icon problem and the desktop icon size issue shows up there too.
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16 Jun 2013   #19

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Changing it back and forth worked fine. Thank you.
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16 Jun 2013   #20

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You are welcome - but it might not last.

I've seen this problem before:
...rebuilding the icon cache stops working
...changing each icon and then changing it back works*

*but you may have to keep doing it over and over whenever the correct icon goes missing

I wish I knew the cause and a permanent solution.
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