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Windows 7: Notification Area Icons - Reset

15 Aug 2011   #50

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome HRM. Thank you for posting back with your results.

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05 Sep 2011   #51

windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks for this tutorial Brink, Thankfully there are people like you around to show us all the things Microsoft makes seem so difficult. Why can't they just add a simple "remove icon from list" option? Or, if that actually isn't possible, an option to do exactly what your .bat file does?
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05 Sep 2011   #52

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome kiwichick. Hopefully Windows 8 will have more of these type of options in it.
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22 Oct 2011   #53

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Brink i try you solution , but lookslike not successwhen i try it's IconStreams and PastIconsStream not been deleted,5. This is what you will see if the registry keys IconStreams and PastIconsStream have not already been deleted.

it will be problem or harm to my windows? or other hardware? if that no.5 occurred , iconstreams and past iconstream not already been deleted?
sorry if i ask something like this, i new with this thing, and afraid my windows or hardware will harm or problem or troubleshooting...

i mean , this Reset_Notification_Area_Icons_Cache.bat is dangerous or not for my windows, registry, or hardware, because when i try the result is failed , and appear the 5. This is what you will see if the registry keys IconStreams and PastIconsStream have not already been deleted. , similiar like with the cmd picture..

sorry if a silly question
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22 Oct 2011   #54

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello sle3pingz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No, it will not harm anything. The BAT file only clears the old icons by deleting IconStreams and PastIconsStream, but they are recreated automatically after restarting the computer with only the current notificaton icons included now.
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24 Oct 2011   #55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Then No Problem right appear like no.5 picture, lookslike not success. .
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24 Oct 2011   #56

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

If you mean the screenshot under step 4 instead, then no it's not a problem. It just means that you have already deleted the IconStreams and PastIconsStream files. Once you restart the computer, Windows 7 will recreate the IconStreams and PastIconsStream files automatically.
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27 Feb 2012   #57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hi, I followed the tutorial, It did work But my Windows Live messenger stopped working, after few tries It let me log in but I couldnt see anyone online & wasnt able to send msgs, so I uninstalled Messenger & re-installed it but it didnt work, had to restore my laptop setting to earlier date :/ now again my notification area icons is filled with cache icons.


*I do have CCleaner, when I click on Tray notification Cache, I get msg 'System Tray cache will be reset, you need to restart the explorer.exe process' ok I know its a dumb question but how do you restart explorer.exe process?
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27 Feb 2012   #58

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ava,

The tutorial would have no affect on Windows Live Messenger, so please go ahead and create a new thread about that separate issue in the Software forum area to get more specific help there for it.

You could log off and log on, or restart the computer to also restart explorer. If you like, you could use the tutorial below to make restarting explorer easy to do when needed to. However, the tutorial on the first page does the same thing though.
Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu
Hope this helps,
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22 Nov 2012   #59

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

Thanks, just now I having problem, and now is solve
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