Bug - Taskbar icons disappearing

Romain Lhotte 20 Reputation points

I just reinstalled my computer from scratch and some taskbar icons randomly disappear. What should I do to fix that. I have to reset Windows Explorer or restart my computer to get it back to normal.


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  1. Wesley Li 6,675 Reputation points


    It seems you are experiencing an issue with taskbar icons disappearing on your Windows system. This can be frustrating, but there are several steps you can take to resolve the problem.


    Clear the Thumbnail cache using commands from an elevated prompt:

    DEL /A /Q "%localappdata%\IconCache.db"

    DEL /A /F /Q "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*"


    Run the System File Checker (sfc /scannow) from an elevated prompt.


    Use Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) commands:

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  2. Kapil Arya 7,931 Reputation points MVP


    See if this fix helps you:


    Hope this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog by a trusted Microsoft MVP. 

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