Windows 10: Icons Blank/Missing After Windows Update

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  1.    03 Feb 2016 #11

    similar... I have the task bar bar at the bottom also but none of my shortcuts can be seen. Only the windows, search and task view icons are visible on the left but none of those 3 works since the last update. And the icons for all my shortcuts are all black... it looks like there is nothing there but if you hover over them you eventually see the labels and then those invisible shortcuts do actually work still... problem happened after the last update.Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    05 Feb 2016 #12

    Carosinzapatos said: View Post
    similar... I have the task bar bar at the bottom also but none of my shortcuts can be seen. Only the windows, search and task view icons are visible on the left but none of those 3 works since the last update. And the icons for all my shortcuts are all black... it looks like there is nothing there but if you hover over them you eventually see the labels and then those invisible shortcuts do actually work still... problem happened after the last update.Click image for larger version. 

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    This is not the same as my problem, so you might want to make a seperate thread for it. My icons are still showing up, but some applications are not showing their icons:
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    The leftmost blank file is Skype, the second is iTunes and the one on the right is Microsoft Office Word.
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  3.    12 Feb 2016 #13

    Does anyone have a potential solution to this issue?
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  4.    23 Jul 2016 #14

    I'm also having the same issue


    I'm having the same issue. My icons look like this:

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    This is happening only for the following programs:
    1. All MS Office Professional Plus 2013 programs
    2. Skype
    3. Remote Desktop Manager

    If I unpin them while running, the icon comes back. If I subsequently pin them, they disappear again
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    I've tried many different suggestions including rebuilding the icon cache.

    This is really unbelievable and pathetic.

    -Randall
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  5.    13 Jul 2017 #15

    User Permission


    If you are wondering why your icons have gone missing, it's generally a permissions issue. I have seen a huge number of updated machines with this issue.

    C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop and C:\ProgramData are the two folders that need to be fixed, perhaps one more if the store icons are an issue.

    The Start Menu is under ProgramData, and the applications installed for all users have their icon stored in the Public Desktop.

    An easy fix is to grab the permission from a similar machine. If you export the permissions on a working machine you can then import them using icacls.

    The text file will look like this:

    PublicD:PAI(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)(A;OICIIO;FA;;;CO)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)(A;OICIIO;0x1301ff;;;IU)(A;;0x1200af;;; IU)(A;OICIIO;0x1301ff;;;SU)(A;;0x1200af;;;SU)(A;OICIIO;0x1301ff;;;S-1-5-3)(A;;0x1200af;;;S-1-5-3)S:AI

    You don't need everything, just that first piece since the permission will be recursive.

    The command is icacls C:\ /restore programdata.txt on the machine you are trying to fix.

    On the working machine it's icacls C:\ProgramData /save programdata.txt /t /c

    Hope this works for you.


    ThisGuy said: View Post
    I'm having the same issue. My icons look like this:

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    This is happening only for the following programs:
    1. All MS Office Professional Plus 2013 programs
    2. Skype
    3. Remote Desktop Manager

    If I unpin them while running, the icon comes back. If I subsequently pin them, they disappear again
    Click image for larger version. 

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    I've tried many different suggestions including rebuilding the icon cache.

    This is really unbelievable and pathetic.

    -Randall
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro Retail 64bit
       20 Jan 2018 #16

    I just had the problem and found the solution on answers.microsoft.com. I only needed to do the first part.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/icons-missing-their-specialized-image/3f1f7108-2984-4071-afd8-5bec9cceda38?auth=1

    Have you recently installed or uninstalled any software or hardware?
    I would suggest you to rebuild the icon cache and check if the issue is resolved.
    Rebuilding the Icon Cache Database:
    1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.
    2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.
    3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
    4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
    5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
    6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
    7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
    CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
    DEL IconCache.db /a
    EXIT
    8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
    9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.

    If the issue still persist, I would suggest you to create a new user account and check.
    To create a user account:
    1. To open User Accounts, click the Start button, click Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts.
    2. Click Manage another account. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    3. Click Create a new account.
    4. Type the name you want to give the user account, click an account type, and then click Create Account.


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