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My Firefox icon does not show on taskbar, desktop, and start menu. How do I fix it? Download it again doesn't help either.

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My Firefox icon does not show on taskbar, desktop, and start menu. How do I fix it? Download it again doesn't help either.

My Firefox icon does not show on taskbar, desktop, and start menu. How do I fix it? Download it again doesn't help either. I currently use but Internet Explorer.

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Re: My Firefox icon does not show on taskbar, desktop, and start menu. How do I fix it? Download it again doesn't help either.

A standard install of Firefox will by default give you icons, but the problem is more to do with Windows your OS rather than with Firefox.

You should be able to create icon if you can run Firefox or find it in your Programs listing. See:

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Re: My Firefox icon does not show on taskbar, desktop, and start menu. How do I fix it? Download it again doesn't help either.

Try to rebuild the Windows icon cache.

  1. Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC)
  2. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
  3. Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button.
  4. Type or Paste %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder).
  5. Select the IconCache.db file and use "Delete" in the right-click context menu to delete the file.
  6. After the IconCache.db file has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back.

Verify in Windows Explorer that you can see the IconCache.db file before doing the above mentioned steps because the IconCache.db file may be a hidden file.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_hidden_files_and_folders