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    Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    Hi,

    I use a program called classic shell as I dislike the Windows 10 start menu. I have it to emulate how XP roughly looked at. I have noticed that in my Program Folder there are a few icons that are blank. See picture below. I have tried right clicking the problem icons and changing the icon. A typical message is " Shortcut - Unable to save changes to 'PrintDialog.lnk -Access denied". I have checked the security tab on the icon properties and have all the permissions selected.

    Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"-program-jpg



    Also after the Windows 10 Fall Update I noticed that some icons in my "normal" Windows Start menu are blank...specifically the ones under "Most Used". All other app icons are fine. See picture below. I switch back and forth between this start menu and the XP like one from classic shell.

    Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"-start-blank-icon-jpg



    I have tried the icon cache rebuild and rebooted as per the link below a few times without luck:

    Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums


    I have also uninstalled classic shell as I thought maybe it was causing problems, but this had no effect on the "Most Used" icons.

    Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.


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    Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    Hi scottmandu.
    Try this: (click) windows start at bottom-left corner, settings, personalisation, start, turn show most used apps off, then turn it on.
    Use your most used apps/programs and see if the problem is solved (i.e., if they'll appear with the correct icon).

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    Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    Hi xilolee,

    I tried toggling the show most used apps on and off and this did not work. I also found that more than half my apps would open for a fraction of second and then close. I haven't gone more than a few weeks of having something flake out, and me doing a refresh.

    I tried reinstalling Windows 10 built in apps as per the website below. It has worked for me before but not this time.

    https://thomas.vanhoutte.be/miniblog...ndows-10-apps/


    I loaded up my Win10_1511_English_x64.iso from boot and started right from scratch wiping everything, and then reinstalled all my programs. My "show most used" apps icons and all my apps work correctly.

    I still have the same three icons (Devices Flow, Miracast PlayTo renderer, and Print Dialog) in my Program Folder that are blank after the reinstall as per my first picture. This is not a huge deal, but am curious why these icons are screwed up and if they can be fixed??

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    Question Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    I to have noticed those 3 same icons. Mines not located in the "Most Used" though. Mine is in the Programs menu in my start menu. I also use Classic Shell, I have also noticed it on two different computers. My wife's brand new HP ENVY and my brand new Alienware 17r3. I want the icon issue fixed, I'm wondering why Microsoft hasn't fixed it yet. Don't tell me they haven't noticed. I know they are only 3 icons, but I like a nice clean looking system.

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    Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    Is this problem "solved" because it can't be fixed?

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    Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    Hi...I have marked this thread unsolved. I have updated to the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, and still have these blank icons in my "Programs" menu. Does anyone else have this problem?

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    Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    I've just installed classic shell, set it to classic style - smoked glass, but I don't see blank icons (at the moment, at least).
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    Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    Tick "hide app shortcuts" (classic shell settings, main menu tab).
    This happens when I have it unticked:
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    They simply don't have an associated icon.
    scottmandu says thanks for this.

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    Re: Blank Icons in Start Menu - "Most Used"

    That did the trick. I had been just ignoring this issue for a while. Thanks.

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