Fix missing icons in windows taskbar

Greetings from the Couch
Aug 22 · 1 min read

I’ve found Mozilla app icons have disappeared when I open Thunderbird (email) and Firefox (web browser) in Windows 10.

The fix was quite simple in the end.

  • Open the start menu programs folder
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  • RH-click the application shortcut and choose Properties > Shortcut > Change Icon.
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Two icons to choose from, but there can be only one that renders in the taskbar…
  • Select your icon and click OK > OK

It may take a couple of goes to get this right. I found two icons for Thunderbird, the first renders as a blank document in the Taskbar, but the second displays correctly.

I also tried these instructions to fix the taskbar. They didn’t work in this case, but may help you.

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