Windows – Missing icons for Trusted Microsoft Store Apps in Start Menu search and taskbar

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The icons for my Trusted Microsoft Store apps are missing from my start menu when I search for them. They are also missing from my tasbar. I alo notice that icons are missing for files that are associated with these apps are missing.

Any idea on how to solve this?

When Using Search

Searching in the start menu won't show the icon for Trusted Microsoft Store apps. Other app icons are visible in the search.
Slack icon missing
Setings icon missing
Calculator icon missing, other icons showing

In start menu

The icons for the store apps are visible in the menu when not searching:
Not missing when not searching

Not visible in taskbar either

Here you can see that both the Slack and Store app icons aren't visible on the taskbar:
Slack Icon missing on taskbar

No file icons for associated apps

My images are associated with Windows Photos (also a Microsoft Trusted Store App). The aren't showing their icons.
PNG icons not visible

What I've done so far

I've been searching Google and the MS fora for hours now. What I've tried so far:

  • Running all Windows Updates
  • Upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • Clearing the general icon cache by deleting C:\Users\[snip]\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
  • Clearing Explorer icon cache by deleting C:\Users\[snip]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\IconCache*.db
  • Re-reregistring all Windows store apps with PowerShell by running: Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  • Running Disk Clean Up and choosing Clean Up System Files
  • Running WSReset.exe

All to no avail. I hope you guys know a solution.

Best Answer

I don't know why this worked, I read it somewhere (I forget the exact source) but someone suggested removing the Google Drive File Stream application. I got fed up with this issue, and tried it on a whim not expecting much, and it actually fixed the situation and the icons came back during the installation.

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