Blank icons on taskbar after Outlook installation...


winuser80

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Hi everyone,
I was setting up my new work laptop and, after installing Outlook, some pinned icons (not all) of the taskbar became blank.
I've looked for solutions on internet and I've found a lot, have tried most of them but no one worked.

I tried:
- change icon from properties window
- reset icon cache file
- DISM scan & restore
- sfc scan
- uninstall latest windows update
- resinstall one of these applications
- update graphic driver

Windows 11 v22H2 build 22621.1992

Can anyone help?

Tnx
 

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    Windows 11 v22H2 build 22621.1992
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    12th Gen Intel Core i7-12800HX
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    Lenovo 21D60014IX (U3E1)
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    32GB
Your taskbar icons are located here:

%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Put that line in after pressing WinKEY + R together and press enter.
Right click on the icons giving you problems and check their properties.
Be aware that a explorer restart or sign-out will be needed in order to see the changes.
 

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    Windows 11 v22H2 build 22621.1992
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    Lenovo P16 Gen 1
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel Core i7-12800HX
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 21D60014IX (U3E1)
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Are you using ANY 3rd party software that alters the GUI?
 

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@winuser80 - Have you hovered the mouse cursor on the gaps where icon should be to see if pop-up text appears. I had this happen to me and the icon was actually there but the icon colour had taken on the taskbar colour and blended in giving the appearnce of a gap. See my thread here for the solution that worked for me: -

Oops, I see @Rollback_Jockey already suggested this. Sorry it doesn't work for you.
 

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If installing Outlook caused the problem have you tried uninstalling Outlook and reinstalling it?
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP EliteDesk 705 G5
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3400GE
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 11
    Hard Drives
    256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 15-3576
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4 - 2400 SODIMM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK Hynix SC311 SATA SSD

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 v22H2 build 22621.1992
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo P16 Gen 1
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel Core i7-12800HX
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 21D60014IX (U3E1)
    Memory
    32GB

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