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Icons & Thumbnails don't appear in windows explorer or taskbar anymore

Q: Icons & Thumbnails don't appear in windows explorer or taskbar anymore

I'm never the one to ask, but I don't know what happened. I tried looking online but I couldn't find any solutions. It seems like all my icons (including folders) are not showing up in windows explorer, taskbar, or the desktop anymore. This isn't too big a problem, but navigating through my picture library is very complicated without thumbnails.

My PC is pretty heavily customized.
I also cannot open the start menu from the taskbar anymore. I click the startorb and nothing appears.

Screenshots

Also, while I was uploaded the three screenshots to imgur, the icons showed up on the popup to windows explorer.

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A: Icons & Thumbnails don't appear in windows explorer or taskbar anymore

start off with a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart when finished.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/219462-icons-thumbnails-dont-appear-windows-explorer-taskbar-anymore.html
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After installing a new theme, I noticed later on that all the icons on the taskbar, explorer, and the desktop were missing. The programs all work fine, with the title showing, but explorer is very laggy and it's incredibly hard to navigate through my picture folder without thumbnails.

And for some reason, I cannot open the start menu from the taskbar.

Photo Album - Imgur

I tried multiple system restores, and that did not fix the problem.

Thanks for answering, it's very much appreciated.

A:All icons on explorer, taskbar, and desktop are not showing anymore.

Hello and welcome,

You've done multiple system restores and get the same theme? Or what happens?

Click on start, and on the search bar type in cmd, once it appears right-click it and select run as administrator, upon the prompt type in sfc /scannow, it will request to scan on restart, do so.

Give an update please.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/all-icons-on-explorer-taskbar-and-desktop-are-not-showing-anymore-635799.html
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3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
5. Control Panel no longer shows icons, names only
Seems rather dramatic.... Anybody any idea?

A:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/38067-thumbnails-desktop-icons-taskbar-icons-gone-properties-doesnt-work.html
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A:Windows explorer not refreshing icons/ thumbnails

Go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow and press enter. Put the XP CD in and it will replace any missing system files.

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A:Windows Explorer crashes with MP4 files in Large Icons(thumbnails)view

Hi,
Try reinstalling your KMPlayer and VLC player.

After that do system file checker:
Right click Command Prompt → run as admin → sfc /scannow

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/128312-windows-explorer-crashes-mp4-files-large-icons-thumbnails-view.html
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A:Cannot drag my icons in quicklaunch taskbar anymore

Wait, now I can. Dam Vista!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-drag-my-icons-in-quicklaunch-taskbar-anymore.870343/
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A:Pin multiple Windows Explorer icons to Taskbar

right click on the drive then select Create shortcut

a shortcut will appear on your desktop

drag the shortcut to your taskbar

right click the explorer icon on the taskbar, you will see the shortcut that you want there

you can then delete the shortcut from your desktop

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/159132-pin-multiple-windows-explorer-icons-taskbar.html
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But for whatever reason, I only see icons when I should see thumbnails. And yes, I have changed the view to Medium, large, extra large.

A:Explorer showing Icons instead of thumbnails....

Hello Dave,

You might double check through each option in the tutorial below to see if it may help. It's for Windows 7, but it's the same in Windows 8 except "Windows Explorer" is "File Explorer" in OPITION FOUR instead.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
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A:Windows Explorer fails to load - no icons/taskbar

Came across the same problem. It is a virus problem and I had to reformat to fix it. Usually it is a virus associated with a crack .exe file.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-explorer-fails-to-load-no-icons-taskbar.816291/
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A:Taskbar and Desktop Icons Dissapear After Closing Explorer Windows.

*bump*
Can no one help me?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/taskbar-and-desktop-icons-dissapear-after-closing-explorer-windows.601650/
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A:Possible to get Taskbar Thumbnails on Windows 7 Basic Theme?

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A:Disabling taskbar thumbnails (previews) in Windows 7

Just do it the same way as the tutorial, threw gpedit.msc. Enable it, click ok or apply and restart.
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium - Taskbar Thumbnails have disappeared?

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A:No Icons in Desktop/Taskbar/Explorer

Hello Brionac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this has just happened, you might do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/78867-no-icons-desktop-taskbar-explorer.html
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A:Missing taskbar and desktop icons (explorer.exe?)

Hi twmrb, welcome to TSG. Your use of file sharing applications is just asking for trouble.

Download Killbox and save it to your desktop.

http://www.downloads.subratam.org/KillBox.exe

Okay, now click Start > Run > and type in:

services.msc

Click OK.

In the services window find System Startup Service (SvcProc). Right click and choose "Properties". On the "General" tab under "Service Status" click the "Stop" button to stop the service. Beside "Startup Type" in the dropdown menu select "Disabled". Click Apply then OK. Exit the Services utility.
Then download and run this app:

http://www.mypctuneup.com/evaluate.php
Boot to safe mode. Instructions here:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

While in safe mode open HJT and check the following entries:

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe,C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dinst] C:\WINDOWS\dinst.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [qxwbede] c:\windows\system32\rqiboh.exe r
Click Fix Checked and close HJT.

Open Killbox. Now put a tick by Delete on Reboot. In the "Full Path of File to Delete" box, copy and paste each of the following lines one at a time then click on the button that has the red circle with the X in the middle after you enter each file. It will ask for confimation to delete the file on next reboot. Click Yes. It will then ask if you want to reboot now. Click No.

C:\WINDOWS\dinst.exe
c:\windows\system32\rqiboh.exe
Reboot to normal mode and go here for a couple of online AV scans:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
When done, post a current HJT log, okay?
 

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A:XP taskbar, icons and explorer.exe missing; no right-click on Desktop

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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A:explorer.exe Taking Forever to Load Icons and Taskbar!

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Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
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"computer" "homegroup" and "libraries" and "libraries" icons are normal, my personal favorites, and "network" favorite all display like the image.

In addition, when I click on the desktop toolbar the control panel icon is just a gray/black box, and the network icon is generic, like the task bar icons.

Any idea what might be going on, and how I can remedy this odd circumstance?

Thanks,

Russell

A:Weird folder icons in taskbar after explorer crash.

Have you tried a program like TuneUp Utilities or Glary Utilities to repair errors with shortcuts and such?, or using them along with CCleaner to clean files and registry?, sometimes it could be that, it happened to me. Or maybe you could try updating/reinstalling your video driver.

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A:No icons, taskbar, or task manager explorer.exe deleted

You probably have been zapped with mailware or viruses but

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task then you could try system restore.

ManagerCTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)

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A:Explorer.exe not loading properly/taskbar icons missing

I chose recently to run Spybot S&D. I can't verify whether or not it fixed the issue, but I haven't seen the error return. I have noticed, however, that IE is lagging a bit when loading initially.

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I currently haven't got a HijackThis Log which I will upload a.s.a.p. There are also no viruses and no hardrive errors so I'm pretty stumped on what I should do.

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A:Problem with user accounts:no taskbar, no explorer.exe, no desktop icons

Quote:





Originally Posted by elcacat


Problem with user accounts:no taskbar, no explorer.exe (it isn't running), no desktop icons

Hi I'm having trouble when I load my side of the computer and the only way I can access programs is through Windows Task Manager. All that will load is the desktop background picture. I have looked up various solutions - it seems the explorer.exe process is missing or unable to be located when I try to run it. I have ran an AVG scan and two infection were found and supposedly healed. These were C:\Programfiles\MicrosoftCommon\wuauclt.exe (Win32\Heur)and C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntos (trojanhorsePakes_c.RZ). Have not yet ran any other scans and really need futher advice on what to do next! I have Spybot and Adaware but have not yet ran a scan since before the computer started playing up. I've also had to manually open Zonealarm so that I have a functioning firewall :/

I've only had this problem once before - I think it was yesterday and I panicked and just turned off the computer at the switch. Restarted, everything was fine and the toolbar &desktop was there. Today it was working fine until I turned it on about 2 hours ago






I've seen something like this once but could not fix it, however try the following. At the blank desktop (just wallpaper) bring up task manager ctrl-alt-delete. You should see some tasks but explorer.exe is missing.

Click new task, enter explorer.exe and press enter. The rest of the desktop will load, icons, taskbar and menubar. You now have a chance to fix whats wrong.
If you can run a scan with either SysInternals autorun of HijackThis this will be your best chance, compare each running task with google, you may be able to pinpoint the cause(s).

You may however be able to create a new user in control panel with admin rights and copy your files across from the old account to the new account.
I'm not sure exactly where in the boot process explorer.exe is called from, but your machie has been compromised, and sometimes its easier to format and reinstall.

The machine I had a look at for a friend also had a folder on the root C: drive just called ! This folder contained hundreds of p0rn type avi's but worse still refused to be delted recreating itself on reboot. Check for any strange folder names called ! may also be worth you running msconfig and hecking the contents of win.ini system.ini, startup services and programs.
Good luck.

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What do i do??

A:my computer deleted 'explorer.exe' and now the taskbar, desktop icons are missing...

Wish I could help but I've had exactly the same problem for several weeks now. Trawled through many support groups and google pages but without any joy. Task Manager is growing onme...

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A:Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Okay, I've found a solution to the thumbnails not showing up - did start, run and then regsvr32 thumbvw

I'm still having several PSP's opening up when I want to view several pictures though... any ideas anyone? Please?
 

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A:Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Hello Angelag, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can use Open With on the file type and browse to the Photoshop Elements exe file to have it open the file type with that program by default instead.

Have you checked the View settings in Windows Explorer to see if it is set to either Medium Icons, Large Icons, or Extra Large Icons to see a thumbnail preview of the file image as the icon?

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/200104-thumbnails-windows-explorer.html
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A:Windows Explorer not showing Thumbnails

Did you make any changes to your Windows Operating System recently? Sounds like the aftermath of a "tune up" that went wrong.
 
That being said, the data that has no thumbnails.... can you open them and view the data, I'm curious to know if it's corrupted.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/563883/windows-explorer-not-showing-thumbnails/
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Thanks.
ck
 

A:Viewing thumbnails in windows explorer

http://www.beemerworld.com/tips/thumbnails.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/viewing-thumbnails-in-windows-explorer.291249/
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A:Updating thumbnails in Windows Explorer

My experience is that the thumbnails reflected by Explorer view...only update when the folder/Explorer window is opened. 
 
I suppose that using a photo album, rather than explorer, might result in the desired updated images you seek.
 
I tend to give any edited image a new filename, keeping track of them in that manner while also retaining my originals.
 
Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/545422/updating-thumbnails-in-windows-explorer/
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I don't see how DirectX is involved in displaying HDR images. Where are you getting that notion?

What are the extensions on the files you are trying to thumbnail?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/134355-there-way-view-hdrs-thumbnails-windows-explorer.html
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use details view?

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/91803-windows-explorer-want-file-name-not-thumbnails.html
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A:Viewing thumbnails in windows explorer

What OS?

See if the link to restore thumbnails on the right side of this page helps...

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

buck
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/viewing-thumbnails-in-windows-explorer.294025/
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Hello WonderBot,

You might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may be able to help if it may have gotten corrupted.

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

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Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/329537-windows-explorer-some-image-thumbnails-do-not-load.html
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A:Windows Explorer, Thumbnails Covering Text

Hi,

See if switching to Classic theme and then back to the original theme helps. If that does not work, follow these steps:

Press WinKey+R to bring up the Run menu.
Type the following command and hit ENTER:

CMD /C REG QUERY "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics" |CLIP

The output is copied to the clipboard. Paste the data along with your reply.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-explorer-thumbnails-covering-text.906235/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/344124/how-do-i-see-picture-thumbnails-in-win7-windows-explorer/
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thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-explorer-crashes-when-thumbnails-load.771724/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pdfs-do-not-show-thumbnails-in-windows-explorer-6.707363/
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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e6fb7ee4-0de0-4628-bf67-3e5711a53fe0/windows-10-explorer-thumbnails-not-fully-showing?forum=w7itprogeneral
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Hello, sorry for the late reply.
If you want to integrat your ebook into windows, like thumdnails, metatags on explorer, you can modify it with some Tool, check here (un french but easy) : Int?grer ses eBooks (ePub) aux biblioth?ques Windows | JuneTwo

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A:Windows Explorer Folder Preview Thumbnails - XP style?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jangofett


I keep hearing (MS?) people saying that if you move to win7 your only option to deal with any gripes you might have with it s way of doing things, is to just cope with them.

Well now, aint that some way to spoil your customers!

Heres what.

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... hence I ve arrived here.

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What's wrong with the way Windows 7 folders display their pictures?

I've actually found that it works pretty well when I have my thumbnails set somewhere between "Large Icons" and "Extra Large Icons":

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/126251-windows-explorer-folder-preview-thumbnails-xp-style.html
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A:No Thumbnails in Open File Dialogs or Windows Explorer - Why??

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have thumbnail previews enabled.Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/280577-no-thumbnails-open-file-dialogs-windows-explorer-why.html
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A:Taskbar thumbnails ... how do I get them?

i think you shuld check this out:

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Quote:




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perhaps the fixit from microsoft may help...

System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/283833-problem-icons-taskbar-wrong-icons-missing-icons.html
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Hi sinebar and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable

Right click on a blank area of the taskbar and click on Properties. Ensure that the option Taskbar buttons: is set as shown in the attached image.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/40168-annoying-thumbnails-taskbar.html
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A:taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

Is your aero theme turned on?
right click your desktop > personalize > scroll up to aero themes section and select one.

It's possible you don't have your drivers installed, but i'd hope a shop would have the forethought to install your drivers after a format.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/130192-taskbar-thumbnails-not-showing-up.html
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A:Problem with Taskbar Thumbnails

The same thing happened to me after i installed Skype, do you have Skype installed?

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Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/34952-taskbar-thumbnails-disappeared.html
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How to Adjust Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time in Windows 7 - AskVG

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/294430-taskbar-thumbnails-strange-behaviour.html
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Welcome!

For your first question, see here: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Your second issue almost sounds like Aero Peek. It occurs when you hover your mouse over a certain button in your taskbar.



To disable it, see here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/72792-windows-7-taskbar-icons.html
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Hey,
I have a problem with the taskbar icons on Windows 7 Ultimate x32.
The problem is when I cruise over the icons they appear like this


So, how can I get to view it like a window?


Here's a screenshot of my display adapter


and a snapshot of my system properties


Many Thanks,

A:Windows 7 taskbar icons

Are you using an Aero Theme?

Check your "Personalize" settings.

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A:changing the taskbar thumbnails reaction time

Aero Peek - Change Delay Time to Preview Desktop

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Here are some captures of this odd occurrence:

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Please don't shoot me if this has already been posted I couldn't find anything in my searches Anyways amongst my Internet travels looking for another kind of Win tweak I found this Quote Give your Windows a different look The program icons on the Windows by default are situated on the left side on the taskbar next to your Start orb But if you d like them to appear in the center of the taskbar and maybe give it a dock kind of a look Windows to in center How taskbar your 7 icons here is what you need to do Quote Create an empty folder in your Documents folder say MTTB Next right click on the taskbar and unlock it Again right click on it and select Tool bar gt New tool bar Select the empty folder MTTB Now right click on the new tool bar and unchecked Show Text and Show Title Next drag it dotted separator to the left side between the start orb and taskbar icons and release it Center align the taskbar icons Lock the taskbar Thats it source How to center your taskbar icons in Windows The Windows Club

A:How to center your taskbar icons in Windows 7

There's a disadvantage. The left part of your taskbar is visibly darker than the right, plus it's hard to center it JUUUST right.

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HI

When i start my PC it runs thru the start up and everything seems normal, windows is starting blue screen, It then goes to my desktop shows the background picture, and a cursor in the middle of the screen, but there are no icons down the left side of the screen, and no taskbar along the bottom. After a moment the task bar flashes up then goes again, I can ctrl/alt/del to get the task manager up, and try to start things in new task but internet will not conect. If i start in safe mode, or safe mode with directory controls(or defaults)cant remember, it start with a black screen in safe mode with small icons, but I can access the internet. any help with this would be much appreciated.

Regards

Jase

A:Windows Fault no icons or taskbar

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.alternate download linkNote: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
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Hi there,

After trying to search for solutions to three problems i came across this amazing site so seeing though i have failed completely was wondering if anyone cane help !!

Task Bar Icons !!!

I cant get rid of Quicktime or Safely Remove Hardware. They are always there !! I have done the Right Click/Customize Notifications and then selected always hide to each but makes no difference !!! I have also made the others i want to see always show and this still doesnt rid me of these pesky icons ?!?!??

Any Ideas !!

Thanks

tich
 

A:Windows Problem 1/3 !! Getting Rid of Taskbar Icons

scroll down to 'notification area" then click on remove past items. it is a file to change the registry ( remove icons). i have used it myself and it works. link is below. and where i found it is below that.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-problem-1-3-getting-rid-of-taskbar-icons.476387/
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A:Windows 7 - There are No Icons or Taskbar on my Desktop

I hope you are not running MSE and AVG at the same time, is not recomended to have to antivirus programs running at the same time.

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A:Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP

I don't seem to be able to upload and attach the Attach.txt file, although I do have it available if necessary.

OH! I think it worked this time!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/190834/icons-and-taskbar-missing-in-windows-xp/
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Does someone know how to remove icons in windows 10 taskbar? I have tried deleting the programs but the icons remain in the taskbar.

A:remove icons in windows 10 taskbar

Originally Posted by rilbet2


Does someone know how to remove icons in windows 10 taskbar? I have tried deleting the programs but the icons remain in the taskbar.




Usually, a right click at the icon > click "unpin from taskbar" will do the trick.

What icons are you referring to ? Please give names of the icons.

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A:Thumbnails change into Icons . Why ?

File/folder view...is determined by the options set for each respective folder/directory/drive.If you move a file from a folder where the selected option is Thumbnail...to a folder/directory where the selected/default option is Icon, you will get what you describe.If you want to change the view option for that folder/directory, then you can do that.If you want all the options for every folder/file to be the same (I don't recommend this), you can also set this up.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812003Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/185987/thumbnails-change-into-icons-why/
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A:Dissapearing Icons and Thumbnails

Since this happened a couple of months after you did a re-install. I would do another re-install with all applicable updates. That would eliminate half of a the possible problems.
Regards,
Gil777t

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I tried searching this topic with no luck. My apologies as I'm sure this has been asked before.

I need to see my thumbnails. 99% of my files are Photoshops and I need to see them, not the PS icon. I can only find "Show Icons Oly - Not Thumbnails" in my advanced folder settings. How do I do the opposite. Show all thumbnails - not icons? Many thank yous in advance!

A:Newbie (sorry) I don't want icons. I need thumbnails.

Hi there

There are a few free get arounds but these don't seem to work reliably.

64 bit systems particularly give problems -- Adobe stopped the psd file thumbnail integration with Windows (File) explorer a while ago.

A 15 USD solution is available -- normally I always try and find free stuff but if you are doing a LOT of photoshop work with psd files then this seems to me a worthwhile investment. Works with W8 64 bit systems too.

FastPictureViewer Codec Pack: PSD, CR2, NEF, DNG RAW codecs (and more) for Windows 8 Desktop, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP

Cheers
jimbo

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It slows down viewing ... to open an be able to use a folder with 200subfolders ...

I need thumbnails (some free alternative to Mystic Thumbs would be greate)

But mostly on my PC there are no empty folders ... so I don't wanna w8 till all folders show thumbnails inside them

on pic > I want every folder by shown as New folder (one plain icon) and after opening I wanna see all nonfolder icons as thumbnails

A:thumbnails only NON-FOLDER ICONS

Probably this is what you are searching for : Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon . But enabling thumbnail preview, You cannot get it Anyway .... another tuto that may be helpful : Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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i have a some folders with lots of icons or lets say pictures.
so when windows start to make thumbnails it can take some time and
it's quite irritating.

i've noticed, that it only happens when i restart, so when the thumbnails are created they probably stores at some location and after restart they are deleted.

is there a way to save those thumbnails or previews so when i access specific folders they will show right away with no delays?

A:Saving thumbnails or icons.

Sounds like you have some software the runs either on startup or shutdown that is cleaning these things out. Windows by default doesn't delete these things. Unless maybe there is a size limitation of the cache I'm not sure.

Thumbnail Caches are here: C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

Icon Cache would be here: C:\Users\Logic\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/21959-saving-thumbnails-icons.html