Lost Edge Icon Solved

  1. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.379)
       #1

    Lost Edge Icon


    The Edge icon went missing and I can't even restore it with the Powershell fix command below:

    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

    I can't get it back with this command in Powershell either:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}



    It is pinned to my start menu and shows the icon as plain as day and I even tried a repair and reset like this:


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    The problem is the icon isn't showing on the desktop or taskbar:


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    I've exhausted every possible way I can think of to retrieve an icon.

    Any other ideas would be greatly accepted and widely appreciated.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       #2

    I can right-click the Edge icon that shows on the Start button at Microsoft Edge or on the Tiles and choose Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar. It also works if I want to Unpin from either. It is difficult to create a Shortcut on the Desktop.
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  3. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.379)
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       #3

    I figured it out!


    When I made a shortcut and placed it here:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools


    It messed something up and blanked out my icon for Edge.


    When I removed the shortcut from that location, the Edge icon immediately reappeared.


    Weird
    Last edited by EyeInTheSky; 10 Sep 2018 at 22:20. Reason: Fixed Grammar
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  4. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.379)
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    Berton said: View Post
    I can right-click the Edge icon that shows on the Start button at Microsoft Edge or on the Tiles and choose Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar. It also works if I want to Unpin from either. It is difficult to create a Shortcut on the Desktop.
    Thank you for your reply Berton!

    I figured it out - obviously when I created a shortcut in the location I mentioned above, it breaks something.


    Got them both back though:

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  5.    #5

    EyeInTheSky,

    Did you mean
    "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools"

    or

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WINDOWS Administrative Tools

    I found your post intriguing.

    Thanks.
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  6. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.379)
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    Sys said: View Post
    EyeInTheSky,

    Did you mean
    "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools"

    or

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WINDOWS Administrative Tools

    I found your post intriguing.

    Thanks.
    The first one you mentioned. Only difference is, you have the quote tags around the path. I just know that when I tried to place a shortcut (one I made manually) of certain things there, some icons went missing. I think it had something also to do with if they were the built-in system shortcuts because two instances of the same shortcut confused the system.
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