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Windows 7: Icon missing when I 'Pin to Taskbar'

19 Sep 2010   #1
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 
Icon missing when I 'Pin to Taskbar'

Icon is missing when I pin a programme to the taskbar.


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19 Sep 2010   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
Icon is missing when I pin a programme to the taskbar.


Going to have to be a little more specific than that.
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19 Sep 2010   #3
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
Icon is missing when I pin a programme to the taskbar.


Going to have to be a little more specific than that.
Okay let's say I want to pin Fraps to the Taskbar, after a few days the icon (see screen shot) will disappear from the taskbar and a default icon of a file or folder will replace it.


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19 Sep 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello xXSevenXx,

Did you happen to delete or move the original Frapps item that you right clicked on to pin it to the taskbar when this happened?

If not, then see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

As a test, see if pinning the program's EXE file from the "Program Files" or "Program Files x86" folder may work better.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Sep 2010   #5
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello xXSevenXx,

Did you happen to delete or move the original Frapps item that you right clicked on to pin it to the taskbar when this happened?

If not, then see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

As a test, see if pinning the program's EXE file from the "Program Files" or "Program Files x86" folder may work better.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I may have pinned it by dragging the desktop shortcut to the taskbar, then deleted it.
I'll pin it by using the programmes EXE.
Thanks.
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19 Sep 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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19 Sep 2010   #7
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

So far, so good.
Thanks.
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19 Sep 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news xXSevenXx.
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30 Apr 2012   #9
xtremx

win7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Just posting after 2 years to tell you that rebuilding icon library solved my problem
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03 Jul 2015   #10
Dragonthunder

Win7, Win8.1, Ubuntu
 
 

Posting after 5 years just to confirm that rebuilding the icon cache solved the problem for me too, thanks!
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