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Windows 7: Remove items from list in Hidden Icons

20 Mar 2014   #1
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Remove items from list in Hidden Icons

If I click on Show hidden icons in the notification tray and then click Customize I see a list of programs. Some of the programs have been deleted but they are still listed. Is there some way of deleting them?

I have tried deleting IconStreams and PastIconsStreams and that didn't work. Maybe I didn't do it right?


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20 Mar 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jambe,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you did the same to reset the notification area icons.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

I'm not certain what you mean by the programs were deleted. Were the programs properly uninstalled?
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20 Mar 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jambe View Post
If I click on Show hidden icons in the notification tray and then click Customize I see a list of programs. Some of the programs have been deleted but they are still listed. Is there some way of deleting them?

I have tried deleting IconStreams and PastIconsStreams and that didn't work. Maybe I didn't do it right?
CCleaner provides an option for cleaning the leftover icons, see image below.

Remove items from list in Hidden Icons-ccleaner-clear-tray-cache.jpg

HTH


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20 Mar 2014   #4
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm sorry. I screwed up posting this question. Apparently I am working on too many computers and got confused. After rechecking that particular computer I don't find any undesired programs listed.

@Brink,
The programs were properly removed using RevoUninstaller or were not on its list to be removed and had to be removed manually. They were of the obnoxious type--in fact two .dlls cannot be removed from Program Files because they say the files or folders are in use when I know for a fact they are not.

@Sir George,
Thanks for pointing that out. Of the hundreds of times I have used CCleaner I never noticed that capability. I'll pay attention next time.
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20 Mar 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem Jambe. I'm just glad to hear that there's no issue now.

Yeah, the option in CCleaner basically does the same thing in the tutorial.
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