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Windows 7: Missing notification icons in system tray

14 Aug 2018   #1
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 
Missing notification icons in system tray

Hey guys so my system tray recognises there should be programs in the system tray but the icons are purely blank, so i could have my battery showing my volume then an empty space where another icon should be then MSE then more blank spaces until the next one it shows.

Any fixes for this?


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15 Aug 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi MajorFoley,

Have you tried clearing the system tray cache?

I hope this helps!
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15 Aug 2018   #3
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Would there be a bat think like an icons reconstruction on this site?
Would i have to re-enable all system tray icons again?
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15 Aug 2018   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi MajorFoley,

Take a look at this: How to Reset the Notification Area Icons Cache in Windows 7
Take a look at this: How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows

I use CCleaner.
It is under the Windows > Advanced > Tray Notifications Cache.
If you need to download CCleaner to do this, then I strongly recommend that you untick ALL the entries within Registry. It would also be advisable to go through the different sections and untick anything else that you don't want cleaned.

I hope this helps!
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15 Aug 2018   #5
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi MajorFoley,

Take a look at this: How to Reset the Notification Area Icons Cache in Windows 7
Take a look at this: How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows

I use CCleaner.
It is under the Windows > Advanced > Tray Notifications Cache.
If you need to download CCleaner to do this, then I strongly recommend that you untick ALL the entries within Registry. It would also be advisable to go through the different sections and untick anything else that you don't want cleaned.

I hope this helps!
Well it's for a laptop soo would that reset all the laptop stuff?
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15 Aug 2018   #6
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi MajorFoley,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MajorFoley View Post
Well it's for a laptop soo would that reset all the laptop stuff?
Are you talking about the links I provided or running CCleaner?

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2018   #7
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi MajorFoley,,


Are you talking about the links I provided or running CCleaner?

I hope this helps!
Both
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15 Aug 2018   #8
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi MajorFoley,

The links I provided [Seven Forums links] should only clear the system tray cache.
CCleaner is a bit more involved, and if you aren't happy with adjusting the settings and using it then I would suggest going with the above links!

I hope this helps!
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