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  1.    27 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    Strange problem, need fix fast !


    Hello everyone, I am new here.


    I have lost all of my icons (desktop, control panel, programs in the taskbar) and I want to know how to fix the problem.



    Here is what it looks like:


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    Thanks !
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  2.    27 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 182
    win 10 home

    Log out and log back in. Or reboot.
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  3.    27 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Indiana/Florida
    Posts : 1,497
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Welcome to the forums dedq!

    What pyramid10 suggested is good advice. Have you tried that yet? Are you using one monitor or more? I know..... I know, but I gotta ask ............ have you tried a system restore to a point before this happened? (all avenues tried you know)
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  4.    27 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I had system restore point but it got deleted by some kind of virus or malware (update.svc) which i deleted recently and that also caused this problem with icons.

    Tried rebuilding icon cache.
    Tried logging off and coming back, still the same.

    I am using only one monitor.
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  5.    27 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,921
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Looks to me like those icons have lost their association to the .exe file for their programs. I haven't had to use it in awhile but a little program used to work called fixexe.reg from BleepingComputer. Download and double-click to merge into the Registry.
    download.bleepingcomputer.com/reg/FixExe.reg
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  6.    27 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Tried, didn't fix the problem, interestingly, the program will start, but I can't access "properties" in order to try setting icons manually.
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  7.    27 Aug 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 182
    win 10 home

    1) Create a new user account. Log into that. If icons exist, migrate from the corrupted account into the fresh one.

    Or

    2) Back up critical data. Repair install.
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  8.    28 Aug 2017 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    Hey dedq, i recently had the same problem, turns out i accidently put the System Files needed to for windows to create icons onto my antivirus blacklist because i didnt know what it was at that time, everything worked fine until i rebooted windows at which point it tried to regrab all icons, which didnt work anymore since the file to execute was in quarantine -.-

    So my question to you, what Antivirus are you using, and did you recently use its functionality to ban a file using svchost to provide its functionality.

    Edit: I can't find its name anymore, sry
    Last edited by Uialeth; 28 Aug 2017 at 13:13.
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  9.    28 Aug 2017 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Logged in with new account, still the same, no icons anywhere.

    I am using Webroot and I will try using the fix You provided, the problem, if it has to do something with the Antivirus, could be solved by uninstalling the Antivirus, but it doesn't appear in my program list and I am unable to uninstall in using third party uninstallers since the Antivirus process is running in the background continuously, nor I can delete the files in the "Program files" since there is no "Webroot" folder there (not even in "Program Files (x86)".
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  10.    28 Aug 2017 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,477
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by dedq View Post
    ...it doesn't appear in my program list and I am unable to uninstall in using third party uninstallers since the Antivirus process is running in the background continuously, nor I can delete the files in the "Program files" since there is no "Webroot" folder there (not even in "Program Files (x86)".
    Apparently...

    Users should be aware that when you performed the initial install, that WRA gives you an option to have WRA's files given a unique name for security purposes, so if they can't find the folder in Program Files, look deeper - TaskManager can help.
    https://community.webroot.com/t5/Web...nel/ta-p/34688
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