Windows 10 Settings icon is blank or missing

Hi after anniversary update 1709. Settings icon is blank. How to fix? THX

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Filip KohoutAsked:
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RaminConnect With a Mentor Technical AdvisorCommented:
If none of the above fixed the issue then:

Create a new USER account and switch into it and test again.

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Uninstall your Antivirus, restart your PC. test the icon and reinstall the Antivirus.

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 Try  Windows 10  Repair Install with an In-place Upgrade.  you can keep your programs and settings and will not lose anything.

    Go to the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from this link:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 
Click on Download Tool Now, save it on desktop,  then run it as Administrator, accept license agreement, then Choose Upgrade This PC Now, let Windows to Update drivers. make sure that Keep Personal Files and Apps  is Selected  and let the Windows do the rest.

Note: The Procedure takes at least one hour.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The settings Icon is there (I can see it) and you have settings running. So it is working.

If want Control Panel, put it on your Desktop and then pin it where you want.

Settings, Personalization, Themes, and click on Desktop Icons link. Add Control Panel and anything else you want to the desktop. Then pin where you wish.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Run this in CMD:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
sfc /scannow
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do you look?  Settings are already shown.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Settings icon is there but with blank icon.

Before taking any action, restart your computer.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
The settings Icon appears to be blank on the askers screen shot.

Maybe the icon cache is corrupt:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-rebuild-icon-cache-windows-10-a.html
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It looks identical to my Settings Icon.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
The settings icon is a white gear wheel.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Run this:
ie4uinit.exe -show
 taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
 DEL /A /Q "%localappdata%\IconCache.db"
 DEL /A /F /Q "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*"
 shutdown /r /f /t 00
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Michael PfisterCommented:
@Hello There, the commands are exactly the ones provided by the link i've posted above
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Sorry, I didn't check the link...
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nobusCommented:
after an update, i often saw problems - they were cured by rebooting the pc a couple of time in most cases
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Filip KohoutAuthor Commented:
Nothing helped except making a new user account.
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