Is your Microsoft Edge Icon missing from the taskbar when Edge is running? Mine was too!

This is what it looked like, and it annoyed the heck out of me:

That’s right! No Edge Icon. Try and find the program on your taskbar when you have no website open. Can’t be done.
So I looked for a fix for some time and I have found it! I would not want the world to miss out on this fix! This is life-changing.

No, it’s not.. but anyway.. Here is the fix.

In my case, it has something to do with Windows 10 not being able to show previews (thumbnails) of png images. This is not related to Edge alone, but because the Edge icon is a png image, the taskbar item was not showing also.

If you browse to the directory:


you will find all png images used by Edge.

In my case a lot of images are not shown by the image preview function. 

I fixed this by opening and viewing all images in the default image viewer of Windows 10, and now the thumbnails are showing:

With this I also fixed the missing Edge icon! All rejoice!

Have fun! And see you next time.