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Windows 7: Lost the Link to Customize System Tray Icons

03 Jul 2014   #1
Bradmph

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Lost the Link to Customize System Tray Icons

This has happen some time ago and I have kind of just let it be for the time being, but I would like to have it fixed.
I am pretty sure I was doing some system cleaning when it happened but did not notice the lost link until well after the fact. Now when I go to the tray and click on the arrow for the tray icons and move to the link that says "Customize" I receive the following error displayed.

Windows Cannot Find
::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0\::{05D7B0F4-2121-4EFF-BF6B-ED3F69B894D}
Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

This appears in an error box panel with a red circled "X" icon in the displayed box. This imagine is a registry linking issue that must of been deleted while cleaning the registry. I have a second system next to me that I sometimes can exploit for fixes when I have a problem but this one could not be found in the registry of that system as a whole line. I can find a portion or 1/2 the equation I placed above, but not the entire error line as posted. The strange thing is that if I go to the control panel and click on the "Notification Area Icons" it will allow me to make changes to this program tray area, yet the link in the tray will not open the programs window to make changes to these icons.
Other then the link in the tray thingy being broken, the system tray works as usual, nothing else is acting strangely, just that hot link.
I have added a link from the control panel's "Notification Area Icons" to the desktop for faster access to open this program panel, but would like to correct the link so it works correctly.

I'm sure the issue is something to do with the missing code line I placed above that the system gives as an error. If anyone has an export .reg file of this section for re-installing would probably fix the link again. Any help would be appreciated.


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04 Jul 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

First, open a Elevated Command Prompt and run sfc /scannow, see if that fixes any system file problems. If yes, reboot and see if the problem is resolved. Takes awhile to run so be patient.

Top open a Elevated Command Prompt, click on the Start button and type cmd. Don't press enter. Right click on cmd.exe at the top of the window and select Run as Administrator.

If not ...

I looked through my registry and exported 7 keys for 05D7B0F4-2121-4EFF-BF6B-ED3F69B894D that were found.

Here is a zip file which contains a .reg file of all the keys I found. You could open regedit and search for 05D7B0F4-2121-4EFF-BF6B-ED3F69B894D and see if you get the same keys and if they match. If there are any that are different you could try making them the same and see what happens.

DELETED - see next post

Create a System Restore point first or a full registry backup using ERUNT.

An alternative would be to double click on the Customize_Notification_Icons.reg file once you unzip it and merge into the registry, see if that fixes it.


Attached Files
File Type: zip Customize_Notification_Icons.zip (1.3 KB, 10 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I just realized I exported the reg data from my Win 8 Pro X64 system. Repeated the exports from my Win 7 Pro X64 system. There are 9 .reg files in the zip file:

Lost the Link to Customize System Tray Icons-custnoticofiles.jpg

There are in the order I exported them, 1 through 9. Unzip as I mentioned above then compare what is in your registry to each of the files and if any are different merge that .reg.


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05 Jul 2014   #4
Bradmph

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Ztruker I will go into registry and compare info with your registry files. I have run sfc /scannow several times since this issue has appeared. I somehow remember doing this once before, but I exploited the reg files off my 2nd system and it was fixed. This time I could only find a couple of items but they were the same on the system I need fixed.
Anyway, we will try our luck and see what happens. I will return post either way on the outcome.

Your zip file was 1 zip file with 9 entries I imagine you ment to say.
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05 Jul 2014   #5
Bradmph

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you ready for the good news Ztruker?........ Wait for it!.....WAIT FOR IT!!!!......It's fixed!!

I started to cut up that reg file you gave me to run it in pieces so I could find which Item was removed and that just became a PIA to do.
So, I just closed my eyes and merged that info right into my registry system just like a DNA gene splice. Kind of reminds me of the person missing a body part and someone else donates their part to heal the person, lol. Strange way to explain it, but your donation (.reg file) is now operating at 100% in my registry system and it is all working again. What a great thing you did Ztruker and I thank you very much for that.

My compliments & recommendations to you and the sevenforums for the help.

PS. You might want to take that .reg file you gave me and rename it to customize tray icon fix. Send one to Microsoft because lord knows they can't fix anything on their own. LOL and stash the other in your archives because you never know if I will need it again.


Here is a little goodie for the help. This batch file will clean all the event logging data out of your system. I really like this thing. I always hated going in and cleaning those event logs one by one. So, this little script below is a wonderful addition to system clean ups. It works incredibly fast also.

Just copy the info in between the XXXX's below and past it into a notepad file and save as "EventLogCleaner.bat", then run it. It leaves everything alone except the unwanted accumulations of garaged event logs. Great for running a fresh event check on system problems too.

ENJOY!

Download bat file here also since the paste method seems to place happy faces in it, lol.
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...&d=1404617393&

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX start below


@echo off
color A
title Madleets log remover by madcode
echo welcome to madleets events log cleaner
pause
FOR /F "tokens=1,2*" %%V IN ('bcdedit') DO SET adminTest=%%V
IF (%adminTest%)==(Access) goto madadmin
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('wevtutil.exe el') DO (call :clear "%%G")
echo.
echo Logs cleard
goto madleets
:clear
echo clearing %1
wevtutil.exe cl %1
goto :eof
:madAdmin
echo Please run me with admin privalges
:madleets
pause



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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I just realized I exported the reg data from my Win 8 Pro X64 system. Repeated the exports from my Win 7 Pro X64 system. There are 9 .reg files in the zip file:

Attachment 324211

There are in the order I exported them, 1 through 9. Unzip as I mentioned above then compare what is in your registry to each of the files and if any are different merge that .reg.


Attached Files
File Type: zip EventLogCleaner.zip (420 Bytes, 7 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's good news indeed, thanks for letting me know.

I already have the batch file to clean event log, thanks.
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