Windows 11 is not recognizing some icons on taskbar

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As you can see from the above pic, there are some unrecognized icons showing in the windows 11 taskbar. There are two apps that do not have recognizable icons one was Edge app and the other one was the Chrome app.


It creates confusion when I was working with a lot of apps.


I have tried pinning that unrecognized icon. the first time it worked and the second time no luck.

And also I have tried all the workarounds which were listed in the video but still no luck.


Can anyone help me to fix this issue?

This Tutorial Helps to Fix Windows 11 Icons Not Showing on Taskbar (Solved) DEL /F /S /Q /A "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\*" REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband /F taskkill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe ...
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I think I just ran into the same issue. We had just swapped over OneDrive to download files on demand. I noticed this was similar to yours from the screenshot. Once they we're off the device, it broke the shortcut icons. I set desktop to always keep on device then that fixed the icons. Some shortcuts I had to unpin then pin again to fix. Let me know if that fixes your issue.