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Put icon back in toolbar

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I somehow removed all my icons from the start menu and I've attempted to put them back. But the icon that is usually in the toolbar near the clock is gone. This icon tells me how much space is on the drive and its health and such. please advice.

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  • dbridges79 Jan 10, 2009

    I looked in those places and for some reason they aren't there. But when i log onto the guest account its there just like when i first installed the drive

    please help


  • dbridges79 Jan 10, 2009

    in know its not even in the past icons area. just gone



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Left click on the toolbar, then select properties. Then click on the tab that says notification area, then select the ones you want. I don't know if that's all the icons you wanted. Hope it helps.

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    OregonDucks Jan 10, 2009

    Also for the start menu problem right click on the toolbar and select properties and go to start menu, then select start menu tab and click customize and that should be how you get those icons back.

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    OregonDucks Jan 10, 2009

    Odd.

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