How to Repair .Docx Files Not Showing Word Icon on Windows 10

It is very easy to identify the type of file by looking at its icon. This feature helps users quickly identify the right file type from a stack of different file types. If the Word icon does not appear for .doc or .docx files on your computer, this is very problematic for you. To solve the problem, follow these step-by-step solutions and you will see a normal Word icon on .doc and .docx file types.

Why do .docx files not display the Word icon?

This type of problem is usually caused by a conflict with the default program settings in Windows, so you do not see the Microsoft Word icon on .docx files. So, if you suddenly find that the Microsoft Word icon is empty or missing and not displaying properly on Office .doc and .docx document files on your Windows 10 computer, you can try the possible solutions listed below. read more

Fixed: OneDrive Icon Missing from the Windows 10 Taskbar

OneDrive is a file hosting and synchronization service offered by Microsoft. It is an important tool in Windows, especially for those who want to synchronize files and folders. It also allows you to transfer files to cloud storage.

In Windows 10, OneDrive always appears on the right side of the taskbar. The icon is the gateway to access OneDrive. Unfortunately, the OneDrive icon can sometimes disappear from the taskbar, making it difficult for users to access OneDrive. In addition, the OneDrive icon also disappears from File Explorer. read more

How to Resolve Gray x’s on Desktop Icons in Windows 10 PC

Have you noticed those green tick marks on desktop apps, files, and folders in recent versions of Windows 10? A green checkmark on an app, file, or folder means it’s synced with OneDrive. Recently, however, gray “X’s” has also been seen on files, folders, and apps, which makes them worry.

Perhaps syncing with OneDrive has somehow stopped due to the latest Windows 10 update, Dropbox, Norton, or something else. You can try restarting, resetting, or deleting the game from Steam, but the gray icons will likely come back. So what’s the solution at this point? read more

Repair: We cannot open this file right now. Make sure OneDrive is running on your PC

Microsoft OneDrive, formerly known as SkyDrive, is a file hosting and synchronization service that helps back up, protect, sync, and access photos and files across all devices. It’s a useful tool for most users.

Unfortunately, some Windows users have reported that they can’t open files in OneDrive and only get a notification window that says:

This file cannot be opened.
Make sure that OneDrive is working on your PC and then try again.

If you encounter the same problem, don’t worry because there are solutions. You don’t have to try them all. Keep going through the list until you solve the problem. Now let’s get down to troubleshooting. read more

Fix: Explorer.exe does not start on Windows 10 startup

Fix: Explorer.exe does not start on Windows 10 startup

A corrupted Windows registry can cause all sorts of problems. Some of you may have encountered a problem where after logging in, only a blank screen appears on your computer. No desktop, no taskbar!  This may be because explorer.exe, which should have started automatically, did not start at all.

While some registry errors can cause this problem, it is also possible that the problem is caused by a virus infection that is preventing Windows File Explorer from running.

Why explorer.exe doesn’t start when you start Windows 10?

Why explorer.exe doesn't start when you start Windows 10?

If explorer.exe doesn’t load when you start your computer, it could be a sign of file corruption, a system error, or the presence of a virus. The problem is usually limited to this file and can often be solved by removing viruses from your computer and using system scanning and recovery utilities. You can also try to solve the problem by turning to a registry editor. These tools are available to anyone with administrator privileges. Therefore, you may need to contact your system administrator before making changes. read more

Fix: Empty area at the top of the screen when maximizing the window

Fix: Empty area at the top of the screen when maximizing the window

Some Windows 10 users have reported that when maximizing an application window, such as a browser (Chrome, IE, etc.) or program, a blank or black area appears at the top. The rest of the screen looks and behaves normally. This problem bothers many users, and if you are one of them, here is the solution to fix it.

In this article, we will look at some of the best methods to solve the empty area at the top of the screen problem.

What causes a blank area at the top of the screen in a maximized window?

What causes a blank area at the top of the screen in a maximized window?

If your user profile is corrupted, you may get a blank/empty area at the top of the maximized window when setting up multiple monitors. In addition, the protected view and hardware acceleration of Office applications can also cause the error in question. read more

Resolved: Windows Update KB4579311 crashes Explorer repeatedly when trying to log in

Windows 10 users are experiencing numerous problems installing the latest KB4579311 cumulative update, and those who manage to install it are reporting various bugs, including performance issues.

Microsoft released the Windows 10 cumulative update KB4579311 on Oct. 13, 2020, and since then users have been reporting problems installing the update, crashes, performance issues, and startup problems.

Because of the different hardware and drivers that Windows 10 runs on, there will always be issues when a new cumulative update is released, but the reports seem to increase with this particular update. read more