Edge icon blank in taskbar

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    Edge icon blank in taskbar

    Any way to fix this easily please?

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  2. Posts : 48
    Thread Starter

    Think this is actually part of a wider issue as my desktop shortcuts for images are no longer showing a preview either ...

    Ideas or time for a re-install?
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    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations v21H2

    muranb said:
    Any way to fix this easily please?

    An old post indeed...Muranb's 2nd post may be associated with potential User Profile corruption.
    However, as for the 1st post as it relates to the Edge Icon...

    I recently had this issue with the Edge browser icon pinned to the Taskbar looking like a blank white page. It turned out to be a missing "Edge Profile icon" file which is supposed to be located here:"%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default" with file name: "Edge Profile.ico"


    I simply needed to copy this file from another Windows 10 system of mine, and after pinning Edge to the taskbar, the icon no longer turned to a blank white page after opening the browser.

    Likely Cause:

    I decided to reimage my computer from scratch, and one of the things I did was use the backup script from here:
    How to Backup and Restore Quick Access Pinned Folders in Windows 10

    After running the restore, that's when I noticed the icon had turned into a blank white page after opening the browser to configure my settings.

    This was obviously a fluke as I've had success with this method on other systems. A COPY/PASTE was a simple solution to a confusing problem.

    For those that like software versions:

    • Microsoft Edge v95.0
    • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations v21H1
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