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Some applications on my PC are not showing their icon. Example inside.

Q: Some applications on my PC are not showing their icon. Example inside.

Here is a cropped example of my desktop The top two icons Pritzlaff and Videography Contract open with the same program Adobe Acrobat Pro One produces a thumbnail the other does not The next row Pritzlaff again is a pdf and should have a thumbnail or at least the Acrobat logo Next to that is Wedding Planner That is an access database It should have the Access logo but does not It is not just on the desktop the application's icons Some on showing PC applications icon. are not inside. Example my their are gone in the start menu Some applications on my PC are not showing their icon. Example inside. too Then the next two applications have icons and they are correct I don't really see a pattern to which programs are affected I see Citrix Adobe Acrobat all of the Office Suite Quicktime and some internal OS programs too Just to name a few Notes Other profiles on the computer suffer from the same issue I tried deleting the IconCache db and rebooting but it did not resolve the issue All file associations are correct and applications are fully functional It's just an annoyance and I am finally doing something about it Also tried making a new account on my computer so it created a new profile that didn't work the same icons were missing Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks
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First time here....hope someone has some ideas for me.

Just recently my computer can no longer "see" files or sub-folders when I'm inside a program like Excel, Word, Photoshop, etc. In other words, when I go to open a file, I have to drag it from explorer or double click on it in explorer. From inside the programs themselves, I can't see either sub directories or the files in them to open them using the menus within the various programs.

(I can see all the files on my hard drives and the network via windows explorer with no problem....)

I just did a major virus eradication a couple of weeks ago, but the problem started after all of that. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you

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Quote: Originally Posted by thebells14


First time here....hope someone has some ideas for me.

Just recently my computer can no longer "see" files or sub-folders when I'm inside a program like Excel, Word, Photoshop, etc. In other words, when I go to open a file, I have to drag it from explorer or double click on it in explorer. From inside the programs themselves, I can't see either sub directories or the files in them to open them using the menus within the various programs.

(I can see all the files on my hard drives and the network via windows explorer with no problem....)

I just did a major virus eradication a couple of weeks ago, but the problem started after all of that. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you

You may need to do additional cleaning. Since you don't state the program(s) or process used previously, I would suggest using a well known on-line AV, like Kaspersky's product, and MalwareBytesAntiMalware – Chameleon.

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Hello thewonkits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice this happens when using small icons for a toolbar. If you like, you could unlock the taskbar, right click on the dotted separator line to the left of the two top far left toolbars (one at a time) click on View and Large Icons, then lock the taskbar to see if that may look ok to you. It will make the top row a bit bigger though.

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Hello JingleJangle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like your shortcut arrow overlay icon got messed up somehow. You can use either method in the tutorial below to restore the arrow icon. Method Two is the easiest way with the program.

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*bump* no one can help me further?
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Hello Bru,

It looks like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. You could double check through the options in the tutorial below to make sure that they are enabled to see if that may help afterwards.

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Highlight the J: drive Volume in Disk Management and Right click and Delete the Volume making all the space Unallocated. Now Right click the Unallocated Space and Create a New Simple Volume. Format NTFS.
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Welcome C_130_Herc

Download TweakUI.exe for XP Available here. After installation look thru the menu tabs til you find repair icons and give that a shot...........:D
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Please subscribe to this thread to be notified of fixes as soon as they are posted by our Team. To do this, please click the "Thread Tools" button located in the original thread line and selecting "Subscribe to this Thread".

Before you begin, take a read through these instructions and download the programs that I've advised. Save the below instructions in notepad or wordpad, because you also have to work in safe mode without networking support, so this page wouldn't be available then. You should not have any browsers open during the cleaning process unless otherwise prompted.

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It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!! .


Please download these additional files/programs. Do not run them unless instructed to do so.
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Unplug your computer from the Internet when you have finished downloading.


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Hello aakriti, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you are getting this message when you try to open the Briefcase, then see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed Briefcase option in the tutorial below may help.

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A:applications not showing up on standard user profile

Hello dbanks, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Where were you wanting the shortcut to be at for the standard user?

Some programs will give you an option to have a shortcut placed in only the current account or all accounts during installation of the program.

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From what I have read it's required to update the Synology in order for the mapping to work.

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A:Windows 7 Notifications not showing for systray applications

I imagine you have tried this. But I'll mention it any how.
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Welcome to Seven Forums darksonny. Will this work for you?

Open C:\windows> Drag the Fonts folder up to the Favorites area> You should now have a Fonts shortcut there.

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Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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Lets try flushing DNS cache and renewing your IP.

Flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file ...
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Hello Tim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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Is the file you deleted in the recycle bin and can you restore it?
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Welcome to SF,

Check the browser's settings, remove or uncheck any proxy settings if found.

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Easy fixes .

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Should take care of it (I hope).

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Did you recently change/update/install anything on the computer around the time this started happening?
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A:[SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

Method 1:
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b) Registry modification- Its recommended to take a backup before modifying registry.
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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

After modifying registry keys, you need to kill and restart the explorer.exe process to take effect.
-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

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Hello Rattler,

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