Unable to see application icon in Taskbar with Windows 10 Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello -

    I am experiencing a peculiar bug with Windows 10 Pro. My Win forms application does not show application icon in Taskbar if I launch my application as Standard User.

    When I am launching the application as Administrator, app icon shown. I did not experience the same behavior with other Windows Versions though I launch my application as a standard user.

    I have even tried installing my application on various locations where a user does not need administrator right. I have even tried to give full access to everyone for the installed folder. I am using InstallAware for building the installer. 

    Can someone let me know, am I missing anything here? Did anyone experience the same issue with their apps? 

    Please let me know if you need any information on this. 

    • Moved by Stanly Fan Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:55 AM
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:40 PM

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  • I suppose your application icon is simply hidden. Check it, by right-clicking task bar.


    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:06 PM
  • Thanks for reply Ashidacchi.

    It is not hidden.If I right click also its blank grey image without the icon. 

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:05 PM
  • Hi NaveenBezawada,

    Could you insert screenshots both blank grey image and icon, or share them via cloud storage such as OneDrive, Dropbox, etc?

    # Later, I will try to signin as a standard user and check it.



    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:00 PM
  • Icon Missing


    Icon visible


    • Edited by NaveenBezawada Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:21 PM Added icon visible screenshot also
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:16 PM
  • Thank you for providing screenshots.
    Where it (icon of your software) is?
    I guess it is pinned in Task Bar, i.e. it is an icon to be executed.

    # I do not have a standard user account in my Windows. Please wait.


    Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:00 AM
  • Hi,

    I have just add an account as standard user, and cannot reproduce your issue.

    When you create a shortcut of your application, how is it seen?  Do you see an icon image normally?
    If not, please delete icon cache:
    C:\users\<your account>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db


    Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:09 AM
  • I have exactly the same issue after Fall update. No windows icons on taskbar and also no image preview - thumbnails. I've deleted the IconCache.db but that didn't do anything. I also rebooted multiple times and checked the Windows Store for updates but no success.

    Please see links below for screenshots:



    Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:33 PM
  • Though I have deleted IconCache.db and restarted my machine, I did not see any difference.
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:30 PM
  • Hello -

    Do you see this issue only when you launch any application as standard user or even when you launch as app an administrator too?

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:30 PM

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    • Edited by Stanly Fan Friday, October 20, 2017 6:16 AM
    Friday, October 20, 2017 4:19 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for providing screenshots.
    If you create a new account (Standard User), how your issue will change?



    Friday, October 20, 2017 5:11 AM
  • Hi Ashidacchi-

    creating standard user will not solve my problem. I need to make it work for all standard users.

    Friday, October 20, 2017 5:17 AM
  • Hi NaveenBezawada,

    Do you have several accounts (Standard User) in ONE computer?



    Friday, October 20, 2017 5:21 AM
  • This is a windows forms application and this issue happens only for my application, thats why I have posted here. Should I post this back in Windows System forum.
    Friday, October 20, 2017 5:22 AM
  • I do have 2 users, Though I am an administrator, I will not launch application with administrator privileges .

    If I right click on app shortcut,  open -> icon does not display

    If I right click on app shortcut, open app as Administrator -> Icon shown on taskbar.

    Friday, October 20, 2017 5:41 AM
  • Hi NaveenBezawada,

    According to your description, it would be an issue specifically related to your application.
    It is a Windows Forms application, isn't it?
    Please check if ICON is valid, or re-create it and set on Application Icon.



    Friday, October 20, 2017 5:54 AM
  • I have same settings as you have shown in above screenshot. Still same issue.
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:34 AM
  • Did you create a new icon and use it in Visual Studio?
    Or you can get an icon from http://www.iconarchive.com/, please use it.


    Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:50 AM
  • Sorry, I might have made a wrong direction.
    The place where an icon file is set is not in Project, but in Form (Designer View).

    Please try download an icon file from http://www.iconarchive.com/, and set it the place shown in the above screenshot.


    Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:47 AM