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Windows 7: Windows media player icon not showing in taskbar.

20 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows media player icon not showing in taskbar.

Hi all. I do not know what happened. but my windows media player stop showing on my taskbar for no reason. I have tried to re-pin it onto the task bar but to no avail.







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20 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello awayyy, welcome to Seven Forums!



First, start by having a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll resolve the issue for you; be sure to keep us informed.

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20 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

hi there. thank you for the prompt reply. but it did not work. the problem persist.
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20 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Right click on the task bar, select properties, and then change the "Use small Icons" settings i.e. if it is checked, uncheck it and if it is unchecked, check it. Then click OK.
If the problem returns after re-login, try updating your video driver or do a system restore to an earlier time.
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20 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

hi Bill2,
tried ur method still the same. the wmp icon just wont appear and will not appear even if tried to pin it like picture 3 above. i have just updated my video drivers 2 days ago. unable to do system restore as i deleted them thinking that they were just the old ones.
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20 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

OK, try unlocking your taskbar and then pinning.
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20 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

does not work as well. the icon actually shows when i am using wmp but just cant pin it.
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20 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Items that are pinned to the taskbar are saved in the following folder

"C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar"

Check whether WMP is there. If not copy, paste manually, reboot, then check if it appears in the taskbar.
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20 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

its there if u look at the first picture that i posted. when i delete it from the folder and try to pin it, it will show in the folder but not on my taskbar.
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20 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I found this solution on another site.

This process erases all the pinned items on all of your programs (you'll have to pin them again afterwards).
1. Delete all files at %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
2. Delete all files at %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
3. Reboot
4. Re-pin the items you wish

If this doesnt work, i'm out of ideas except maybe fiddlin around with things like never combine, always combine etc.
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