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Duplicate Notification Area Icons


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#1 stevenjklein

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

I'm working with a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro. So far, all I had done was:

  1. Install the OS (on a freshly formatted drive),
  2. Ran Windows Update, used "Check for updates," and installed all the important updates, then rebooted.
  3. Repeated step 2 until it didn't find any new updates.

When it was done, I went to customize the Notification Area Icons, and I noticed that Windows Update appears twice, as seen here:

 

Notification%20icons%20duplicate.png

 

I've seen items get stuck there before, from uninstalled apps, and I've fixed it using Piriform's CCleaner.

 

So I downloaded and installed CCleaner, checked the "Tray Notification Cache" checkbox, clicked "Run Cleaner," and rebooted.

 

But it didn't fix the problem.  I realize this problem may be purely cosmetic, but I'd still like to fix it if possible.

 

Any suggestions?



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#2 scotty_ncc1701

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

1.  Open Notepad, and place the stuff between the two lines with ============ in notepad.
2.  Save file as "resetnot.bat" (note ".bat" extension) on your desktop.
3.  Open a command window (ADMIN).
4.  Go to your desktop.
5.  At the prompt enter (no quotes): resetnot.bat
6.  Press Enter

============

@echo off
cls
set regPath=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify
set regKey1=IconStreams
set regKey2=PastIconsStream
set choice=Bad-Response

echo The Explorer process must be killed to reset the Notification Area Icons Cache.
echo.
echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing
echo.
pause

echo.
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
echo.
FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey1% ^| find /i "%regkey1%"') do goto iconstreams
echo Registry key "IconStreams" already deleted.
echo.

:verify-PastIconsStream
FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey2% ^| find /i "%regkey2%"') do goto PastIconsStream
echo Registry key "PastIconsStream" already deleted.
echo.
goto confirm-restart

:iconstreams
reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey1%"
goto verify-PastIconsStream

:PastIconsStream
reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey2%"

:confirm-restart
echo.
echo.
echo Windows must be restarted to finish resetting the Notification Area Icons.
echo.

:wrong
set /p choice=Restart now? (Y/N) and press Enter:
If %choice% == y goto Yes
If %choice% == Y goto Yes
If %choice% == n goto No
If %choice% == N goto No
set choice=Bad-Response
goto wrong

:Yes
shutdown /R /f /t 00
exit


:No
echo.
echo Restart aborted. Please remember to restart the computer later.
echo.
echo You can now close this command prompt window.
explorer.exe

============



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:49 AM

Thanks. That fixed it.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:51 AM

You're welcome.






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