The list may include duplicate icons e. So, no changes have been permanently made to the computers since they were deployed. In the Details pane, click the PastIconsStream registry entry. Now we need to make Windows recreate those deleted keys with new, up to date and correct versions of the Notification Area icons. An alert appear saying that the html register was changed, windows associated back Microsoft Edge to default html file handler. However, restarting did not work for me.
Interim Fix maybe : I've had mixed results with this, but if you open Task Manager Ctrl-Alt-Del Task Manager and quit Explorer note desktop will go blank and start menu goes away , and then run Explorer again, all the problems temporarily disappear and things work properly. Type regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor. There is no way to remove these icons from the list; certain icons remain there even if you have already removed their app. If you do not now, you will need to later to finish resetting your notification area icons. Close Registry Editor and then press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys together to launch the Task Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Can anyone think of what's happening? Now you can set the behaviours of different system icons to On. Click Turn system icons on or off. It appears that it took both fixes together to restore my icons. You can then retry the interim fox and all should be well, and once you safely reboot, the solution should stick. Select the values labeled IconStream and PastIconsStream by clicking on them and then click the Delete key on your keyboard to delete these values.
How can I fix this? The only fix is to thaw the computer, delete the two registry entries, and then freeze the computer back. Run the Microsoft HotFix 50229 1. If you like, you can the. For numerous reasons like not having memorize this stuff I prefer to create a batch file. I have uninstalled both Copernic search and Lookeen search but they still show up. In those days, there have been a couple of restarts and a shut down — I hope they are fixed. Sometimes these files get logged up with past icons from unused and unistalled software and the icons remain, I suggest cleaning the files out and restarting explorer to fix this 1.
On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes. Scan your computer for viruses and malware. This command will kill explorer and restart the computer when completed. The notification area icons cache for each user account is located as the IconStreams and PastIconsStream binary values in the registry key below. How to Reset Notification Area Icons in Windows 10 The notification area is located at the right end of the taskbar, and it contains app and system icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming email, updates, and network connectivity.
Select the Processes tab, choose explorer. It also has a notification area which displays icons for running programs and also shows all notifications related to these programs. Now click Select which icons appear on the taskbar. I wanted and needed a better solution. You can also right-click on these values and then select Delete from the right-click menu. This works in our environment, too.
It look like severe registry corruption, so, if you don't have restore points or backups, fastest way is to recover is reinstall. Well, a restart seems to help in bringing back the icons but that seems to be temporary as after some time one or more system will again go missing. Your problem of system icons becoming invisible in the notification area is solved. Follow the instructions in the command prompt to reset your notification area icons. Sound Service, Windows Network, and Windows Security Center all open their respective Troubleshooters, which fail to find any problems.
As I said before the problem with these solutions is that it will revert all icons to defaults. However, this is only a temporary solution. Any false moves while in the Registry can really mess things up. Fix Notification Area Icons Missing, Duplicated Or Unused All the icon entries are stored in 2 registry keys — we can delete these keys and force Windows to recreate the icon list from scratch. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings and then click on Personalization.
Note that the icon resides with the installer and not linked to the icon embedded inside the executable. And then I set Atom as default html editor again and icons appear!! Method 2: Deleting IconStreams and PastIconStream Registry Entries 1. Some of the icons goes blank - meanning, the area they suppose to be in is present but there is no icon. Sometimes the notification area icons cache may get corrupted causing the icons to display incorrectly or distorted, and still show icons of uninstalled apps in settings. It's too bad nobody else seems to recognize how valuable your contribution is, but you get my upvote. If asked for confirmation select Yes.