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  Win 7 icons dont always display on task bar! 
 
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micro Sep 28, 2010, 01:18pm EDT Report Abuse
Is it just me or has anyone else had this problem?

I am the type of person who reformats/installs there OS every 6 months or so.
This is my third install of win 7 64.

The first install went perfectly.

The second went fine, but some of the icons when pinned to the task bar didn't show properly, but as blank pages.

The third install was shortly after the second as i bought a new hdd. So this is three installs in one year.
On this install some of the icons still didn't show properly in the task bar, though they show fine in the start menu.
It doesn't matter if i drop and drag to the task bar or right click and tell them to pin to the task bar, they still show up as blank pages.(fraps, peerblock and nero vison)

I decided to install an "ico" plug-in into photoshop. (save file as icon). Now that i made my own and told it to look where i saved the icon, the other two icons that had problems started working on there own.(i only made one icon, nero vision, and saved it to my documents)

I assume that it is just my version of windows for some reason. Or has anyone else run into a similar problem?



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Joshua Marius, LeThe Sep 29, 2010, 01:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Win 7 icons dont always display on task bar!
I guess you are not on your own: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/17/fix-unable-to-pin-app...windows-7/ and http://west-wind.com/weblog/posts/32765.aspx

I don't use this feature because everytime I re-install, I save a folder with shortcuts to all of my Utilities, and then I add this folder as a new toolbar - saves me a lot of time.

Also, if you are one of those who re-installs for "freshness" if you would like, try looking into creating an image instead. Acronis TrueImage works very well, this way you reinstall in minutes and you know your stuff will work if you have imaged a fully working + stable Windows.

Joshua Marius
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micro Sep 29, 2010, 01:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Win 7 icons dont always display on task bar!
Thanks for the good info and back up program. I will look into this!

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
Joshua Marius, LeThe Sep 30, 2010, 08:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Win 7 icons dont always display on task bar!
No problem. Let us know how it goes and if you ever fix the problem.

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS


 

    
 
 

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