Windows10 Startmenu missing Icons 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016 by benmanns | Discussion: OS Customization

Hello wanted to share a quick solution for blank Startmenu Icons under Windows10.

My Problem was that all programs besides Windows own little apps in my Startmenu had a blank icon, things like VLC media player, Office tools and so, were all blank and even showed up in quick search as a blank.

Installed Applications at that time Iconpackager10 Beta upgraded from Beta to v.10.02
Start10 have no clue what version number but it was up to date since it didn’t find any upgrades.

Funny thing was that when using Start10 with the "old Windows7 style" Startmenu, all of the Programs showed up with the proper icon in place.
When changing the style to Modern or Default all of the icons were again blank.

So I did try to track down the problem.
[Press for more info warning boring]

What helped me was renewing my index as simple as it sounds.

Hold and press the Windowskey+R  (or type run into the searchbar /cortana thingy)
Now copy this text below:
control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions
press Enter on the Keyboard 

from this point you can click on change, if you want to redefine places for the index. Not a must though

click on the Advanced button and then under troubleshoot click "Rebuild" in German ("Neu erstellen") - Thank you ZubaZ for the Screenshot with the correct translation
Indexing will take some time, so go ahead and make yourself a nice cup of tea or a coffee and then check your Startmenu the icons for the programs should be back.

Hope this helps you to save some time.

Reply #1 Friday, August 12, 2016 10:39 AM

Thanks for the information!


I wonder, did you try to rebuild first?


Reply #2 Friday, August 12, 2016 12:11 PM

yeah ZubaZ - it is called "Neu erstellen" in german thats why i translated it into create new but its the same button
will fix it in the description now

but that is what fixed it for me

Reply #3 Friday, August 12, 2016 1:16 PM


I thought perhaps you were selecting the "Select New" button below the "Rebuild"

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