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Solved Missing all windows 8 basic Metro Icons


sgtfrog

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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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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.

Ben
 

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sgtfrog

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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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mys777

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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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Please Some one Help Me... .
it's Possible And easy...
;)
 

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Hey!
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.
thank.
 

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caperjack

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Hey!
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
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3047-sfc-scannow-command-run-windows-8-a.html

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
 
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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.
 
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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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znod

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How about refreshing you PC?

Refresh Your PC in Win8—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user data files. Such files still should be backed up off computer. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided on desktop. Your personalization settings will be maintained. System settings will be set to defaults. A Windows.old folder will be created at C:. You can delete it once you have everything you want from it--Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8.
 

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hey ! my friend!
after i refreshed my sony laptop many things was changed for example this problem(missing metro icons).
please upload that icons that i said from that address that i said , it's very easy !
by the way : that icons weren't in the Windows.old Folder and i have deleted that Folder.
thank.
 

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I see.
 
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is this very HARD to upload that icons for me ?!
I don't want to Refresh my system (because last time that i do refresh,my laptop damaged very hard).
Please just upload that basic icons that i said and no more!
thank.
my yahoo ID:
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thank you but in my country connecting to Store are impossible (because Iran are in boycott from Microsoft and USA and ... .)
please upload them for me ,i sure it worked .
my yahoo ID:
 
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thank you but in my country connecting to Store are impossible (because Iran are in boycott from Microsoft and USA and ... .)
please upload them for me ,i sure it worked .
my yahoo ID:
don't post you email address ,no one here is going to email you, for security reasons
and i asked you to try pinning a .exe from one of the apps in Program File folder on C:\ and you didn't ,why , to try to make sure that the start screen is actually working ,i also asked if when you right click on start will it show all apps ,you did not answer ,you need to help us to help you ,do so by answering our questions ,and no im not sending you my folder with the icons in it .
 

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thank you for your time my friend ! :)
sorry for posting my yahoo id.
when i right click on my start i cant see my basic icons for example: videos , musics, travel , and ...
and in my program files i cant see basic icons for example: videos , musics, travel , and ...
and i don't know why you don't upload that icons only !? is it for security reasons ? i dont want to harm your computer or hacking and.... .
look at this topic:
http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/4703-lost-desktop-shortcut-tile-metro-ui-2.html
mr.rich at the Sixteenth post, upload them but this file contains 3 icon and i want: windows app store, internet explorer, mail , maps , messaging , music , news , people , photos , reader , travel , video ETC...
thank you my friends.

 

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thank you for that tutorial mr.caperjack .
when i try that isn't work for me .
you can see these images below for more understanding of my problem.
for example when i go to my appex travel folder there is an shortcut:
http://imageupper.com/i/?S0200010020011A1364580049159926

when i right-clicking on that shortcut and see properties i can see something that improve me this shortcut have crashed :
http://imageupper.com/i/?S0300010100011K136458014415798

so,there is no way
except uploading those files for me (as mr.rich in that topic that i said)
.::thanks in advance::.



 

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