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Windows 7: Filehippo


17 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Filehippo

Hello everyone. I am a geriatric newbie struggling with PCs!
I used Filehippo to update software when I had XP. A hippo's head appeared in the notification area and its eyes opened on start up while it scanned for updates.

I have just updated to Windows 7. When I first install Filehippo, the icon appears in the notification area, However, when I switch off and reboot it is not there. I can, however, still run Filehippo manually from the desk top icon.
Any ideas how I can get the icon in the notification area to be visible and function even after rebooting?

Thanks

Cestode


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17 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi cestode, by default Windows 7 will hide all Icons that are not active at a time.

To get it working again try this:
Click the Notification area and then click "Customise"
Find the Filehippo Icon and set it to "Show Icon and Notifications"
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17 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cestode View Post
Hello everyone. I am a geriatric newbie struggling with PCs!
I used Filehippo to update software when I had XP. A hippo's head appeared in the notification area and its eyes opened on start up while it scanned for updates.

I have just updated to Windows 7. When I first install Filehippo, the icon appears in the notification area, However, when I switch off and reboot it is not there. I can, however, still run Filehippo manually from the desk top icon.
Any ideas how I can get the icon in the notification area to be visible and function even after rebooting?

Thanks

Cestode
What might be of more help to you is to "pin it to the Taskbar". It will always be handy for you. Drag the desktop icon to the Taskbar and click your mouse.
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17 Jul 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Many thanks for such a prompt reply severedsolo.
I have tried your suggestions via customise notification area.
The Filehippo section is marked as show icon and notifications but alas the icon is not shown.
But thanks for your suggestion
Best
Cestode
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17 Jul 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

thanks to you too bigmck
I was a student in Houston at Rice for 2 years in the 1960s - a great time! As a brit I found the climate a bit tough though
Best
Cestode
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17 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

just right click and customize to show you can basicly limit all the little buggy icons off the desk top and even stop notifactions which is easier then system start up and disabling all of them from starting when windows start
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17 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Has always worked just fine for me.

Did you set it as severedsolo said, and then rebooted your computer?

Do you have the when windows starts option checked from it's settings?

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17 Jul 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

Thanks solarstarshines and airbot. I have done all you suggested but to no avail.
When I first install Filehippo all works well. But when I reboot the PC, the notification icon disappears.
I think I'll have to revert to manual update checks
But thanks to all for great support
Cestode
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17 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not sure why it's not working right then. It does have an option there, in my screenshot above, that allows you let it close when it finds no updates. Not sure on if you are actually seeing the icon in the notification bar quickly and then it's disappearing, or you're not seeing it there at all after a reboot.

From your post above, it sounds as if you might be seeing it quickly then it's closing.

I would suggest uninstalling it, then re-download a new installer of it, and install it again. See if it works correctly then.
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17 Jul 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

I have not checked the 'close if no updates are found' box, Airbot.
The icon definitely does not appear except when I do a new download of Filehippo It just disappears if I do a reboot of the PC.
Thanks
Cestode
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