Why am I missing taskbar icons?

John Reese April 27, 2012

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64x. I have no icons on my task bar. I have tried all known tricks to get them back, so far nothing is working. I tried some third party addons, but they are not like the ones under windows. Check for malware, updated my video driver, still no icons. I patch my registry per instructions from different web sites. The only icons are open software and the normal ones to the right side and start orb on left.

What else I need to do to fix the problem?

  1. John Reese
    April 29, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I solved problem myself, I had to turn back on my short cut arrows. I had Windows 7 tweak program, I used the tweak to turn my short cuts arrows on. Then my explorer Favorite display right and my icons on task bar return. Right click on file now I have Pin to Task bar back and working.

    In searching for a solution, I found out in Windows 64x (all versions) have known bug about turning off the short cut arrow if you turn off only one place.

    All tips I have try over past two weeks, then in my searching about short cut arrow.
    I have learn about inter workings of Windows 7 and different settings in differ places.

  2. MHazell
    April 29, 2012 at 12:55 am
  3. ha14
    April 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Fix broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks

    Microsoft Fixit

    Microsoft Fix it Solution for Disappearing System Tray Icons

    1) open task manager
    2) Under process locate explorer.exe and click End process
    3) File-New Task (Run) type explorer.exe

    1.Click Start | Run. type cmd
    2.Type SFC /ScanNow and press ENTER.

    To restore Internet Explorer to the Taskbar
    1. Click Start.
    2. Type Internet.
    3. When Internet Explorer appears in the menu, right-click it.
    4. Click Pin to Taskbar.