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Does anyone else's 8.1 Enterprise not show shortcut icons?

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Does anyone else's 8.1 Enterprise not show shortcut icons?


    Today i clean installed windows 8.1 [again] because every time i booted up, it will not show the desktop shortcut arrows until i hover over it with my mouse?
    Once i boot up, this is what all my icons look like





    Then when i hover over them-








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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Alt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do they continue to show after you hover over them until the next time you reboot?

    You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Alt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do they continue to show after you hover over them until the next time you reboot?

    You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    hey Shawn!
    It's working normal now again, after re installing windows 8.1 like 10 times in the past month thinking it was the applications i had that were causing it to do this, the icon cache rebuild command worked like a charm.

    thanks a lot keep up the good work around here !
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    For some reason, once i woke up today and started windows, it's doing it again I tried both methods, but no luck
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Since this happens not long after a clean install, do you remember if it starts doing that after installing or doing anything specific?

    Since this may be a graphics glitch, see if either installing the latest graphics driver or to uninstall and reinstall it may help.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Nope, installed only chrome.
    I'll install the graphic managers and report back.

    Oh by the way, do i need to install like .net framework or c++ x64?
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Mine does that too. I've never really minded as I don't use shortcuts much and hate the little overlay anyways.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by authorandrew View Post
    Mine does that too. I've never really minded as I don't use shortcuts much and hate the little overlay anyways.
    it annoys me for some reason :s
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  10. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Alt View Post
    Nope, installed only chrome.
    I'll install the graphic managers and report back.

    Oh by the way, do i need to install like .net framework or c++ x64?
    You would only need to install them if a program requires you to install a different version to be able run. Usually the program will let you know if you do when trying to install it.
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