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Missing all windows 8 basic Metro Icons

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro

    Missing all windows 8 basic Metro Icons

    Hey there,

    I just upgraded to windows 8 ( i just bought the upgrade from the microsoft website).

    After installing the upgrade I noticed that I was missing ALL the Metro Tiles basic ICONS ie: windows app store, internet explorer, mail , maps , messaging , music , news , people , photos , reader , travel , video ETC...

    PLEASE check the attached JPGs. YOu will notice the empty tiles in the Metro UI. ALSO if i go to Default Programs you will also see that Icons are missing there as well. It's as if windows has no clue where to find the icons or windows never installed them...

    Any way to fix this? I've rebooted a bunch of time. I tried doing a sfc scan ( or whatever the name is) It said it found some corrupt files and fixed them. I rebooted again but still no icons are showing up.

    As much as POssible, I do not want to do a fresh install or a refresh. I also have no restore points prior because well its always been like this ever since it finished installing.

    clicking the empty tiles work. It starts the application. Problem is I have no clue which tile is what.

    I would really appreciate some help!
    I'm disappointed that it didnt install properly for whatever reason.... Quite annoying ...

    THANKS in advance.
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  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    Hey sgtfrog,

    I am having the exact same issue. Tried updating graphics drivers and removing and readding the tiles.

    No joy... I'll let you know if I find a solution.

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  3. #3

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro

    yes please do!

    I'm having a few other problems with windows 8 aswell.

    I cant seem to open the AMD CATALYST program to tweak my graphics card settings. When i click the application i can see its open in my taskbar but the actual application never showed up. I've been rebooting and reinstalling different windows 8 drivers but none of them have allowed me to get into CATALYST...

    I'm also having a Flash Plugin error that keeps popping up thats really annoying...
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  4. #4

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    OK PROBLEM FIXED!!! Icons are now showing up. Catalyst is now working for me...

    I downloaded and installed AMD_Catalyst_12.11_BETA4 drivers.

    Fixed my problems right away!
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  5. #5

    Hi All.
    I was missing ALL the Metro Tiles basic ICONS : windows app store, internet explorer, mail , maps , messaging , music , news , people , photos , reader , travel , video ETC...
    please some one upload these icons and i paste it to :
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    then i think they worked and they'll be shown.
    thanks in Advance.
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  6. #6

    Please Some one Help Me... .
    it's Possible And easy...
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  7. #7

    Mr.Brink and other friends Please Help me just goto your C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs of your win8 and copy all of your icon shortcuts that shown on your metro screen and upload it to internet and post me that link address ,i download those and paste that to my C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs of my win8 .
    please help me i have missed all my metro icons.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by mys777 View Post
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs of my win8 .

    so they are all gone from that folder

    go to C:\ ,open program file and open a program folder and right click on its .exe file it should have option to pin to start ,do this just to see if it will place it to start ,if not then something is corrupt and maybe you should try SFC /Scannow to fix corrupt or missing system files
    check tutorial on sfc
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Can you right click on start and show all apps ,does it show any
    not sure if it will not work the way you want ,for one we don't all have the same apps
    Last edited by caperjack; 29 Mar 2013 at 10:19.
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  9. #9

    hello again.
    I was missing ALL the Metro basic ICONS : windows app store, internet explorer, mail , maps , messaging , music , videos ,news , people , photos , reader , travel , video ETC...
    please upload basic icons no more apps .
    thank u.
    Last edited by mys777; 29 Mar 2013 at 10:48.
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  10. #10

    by the way : SFC /scannow not worked for me ( i write this command from that tut but nothing didn't changed,i tray this command 3,4 times)

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