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Task Icons #1202459
11/20/19 06:42 PM
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Sometimes the taskbar icons die on my Win-10 machine. I saw the resolve on the internet of resetting Windows Explorer to get them active again but to me that is just a band-aid. Is there a way to actually fix the problem?

Re: Task Icons [Re: Geo] #1202462
11/20/19 07:40 PM
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I tried to do a search for your problem, and apparently there is a problem with icons going invisible (but actually still there and you can click the space) that may be different from a problem with the icons not being there at all.

Here's one fix that involves your antivirus and removing Desktop from the protected folders list:
https://social.technet.microsoft.co...nned-icons-on-task-bar-keep-disappearing
If you are using Windows Defender as an antivirus, the above is probably not the problem, but if you're using a 3rd party antivirus this fix might help.

Some other potential fixes:
https://thegeekpage.com/fix-taskbar-icons-missing-windows-10/

Re: Task Icons [Re: Geo] #1202465
11/20/19 07:53 PM
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Yes... first thing I was going to ask was what anti-virus you are using? I use Defender and have no problems. But a computer I worked on used McAfee and I had to exclude Desktop from it.


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Re: Task Icons [Re: Geo] #1202486
11/21/19 02:10 AM
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Thats not the problem. They dont disappear, they freeze.

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Re: Task Icons [Re: Geo] #1202528
11/21/19 01:34 PM
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Yikes, re-starting windows explorer doesn't sound so bad after reading those fixes.
I wonder if using "Classic Shell" may be causing the problem?

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