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Windows 7: Missing Firefox Icon

29 Dec 2010   #1
janeydoll

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Missing Firefox Icon

Brand new laptop and suddenly my firefox icon in my taskbar, start menu and programs is missing. the only thing I did different was delete the shortcut of firefox off my desktop and empty the recycle and then pin it to my taskbar.

this is the error I get when in the firefox properties....




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29 Dec 2010   #2
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by janeydoll View Post
Brand new laptop and suddenly my firefox icon in my taskbar, start menu and programs is missing. the only thing I did different was delete the shortcut of firefox off my desktop and empty the recycle and then pin it to my taskbar.

this is the error I get when in the firefox properties....
Did you delete the .exe or a shortcut of it?
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29 Dec 2010   #3
janeydoll

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i just deleted the shortcut from the desktop.
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29 Dec 2010   #4
janeydoll

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

firefox is still working but the icon is missing from taskbar start menu and under programs
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29 Dec 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I suspect you pinned the shortcut instead of a link to the .exe, then you deleted the shortcut.

Try this:

Right click on the existing FireFox icon on the Taskbar and unpin it.
Click on Start, All Programs, Mozilla FireFox.
Right click on Mozilla FireFox and select Pin to Taskbar.

Now try it, see if it works.
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29 Dec 2010   #6
janeydoll

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

the icon is gone from the start menu as well. Like when you look in the programs to find firefox. the icon is gone from there also. And the firefox Icon that was already pinned on the start menu is also missing. All I did was delete the shortcut on the desktop like I have other things.
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29 Dec 2010   #7
janeydoll

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok i pinned it to the task bar from the start/programs and the icon reappeared for the taskbar but it's still missing from the start menu and the programs
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29 Dec 2010   #8
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Great advice, Ztrucker. That was my first thought.

@janeydoll, have you updated or re-installed FF? If not, download it and re-install. I don't know which version you are running so I can't point you to the appropriate download until then.
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29 Dec 2010   #9
janeydoll

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah the icon in the task bar will show up sometimes but only when i click "pin it" and then "unpin it" After i click and unclick it then the icon shows up but if i restart FF then the icon is gone again.

I just installed FF days ago on my brand new laptop. Do you think reinstalling it will fix it? Do I have to uninstall it first?
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29 Dec 2010   #10
janeydoll

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Does this help? its the troubleshoot info in my FF


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