1.    30 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10 home 64

    Start menu tiles reverted to the browser icon

    A couple weeks ago my Windows 10 had a big update. When the computer restarted, my START menu icons (maybe they are called tiles) reverted to to the browser icon. This happened to most tiles in my START menu, which opened a website.
    See the screen shot below. All of these Chrome icons, previously, were the icon of the website (eg. Facebook). I have worked with microsoft with no success. Backed out all updates and problem seems permanent.

    Any ideas?

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  2.    01 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,568
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Hi have you tried these from Brinks Tutorials

    Remember to run it in Command Prompt (Admin)
    It will take some time
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Or this is most likely the one you need
    Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If neither of the above ones work you may need to do this one
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    Let us know how you get on
    Also have you got Chrome installed at all as it might be corrupted
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  3.    01 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,504
    Windows 10 Professional

    Hello @profguy, welcome to tenforums.com!

    Chrome uses specific 'Visual Elements' to represent it's links throughout your system, and, for fairly good reason: so you are aware of which browser is opening which link, for example.

    However, if you wish to show the site icon and your system accent color on tiles, you could do the following but, create a restore point before doing so, just to be safe:

    Navigate to the location highlighted in red on the navigation bar, delete the chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml file and the VisualElements folder inside the version folder:

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    then your tiles should retain the site icons and your system accent color:

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    (You can create individual icons manually but, this is much easier and faster!)
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  4.    01 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10 home 64
    Thread Starter

    This works GREAT! You were able to easily do what the Microsoft techs could not.

    But, I am curious. Instead of deleting the files, you suggest I can create my own icons. Could you elaborate? I might prefer that method.
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