Fix The Garmin Express Program Icon Missing Issue Easily!

Garmin Express offers many amazing features using which you can easily manage your Garmin devices. But sometimes you may find the Garmin Express icon to be missing. And must say, this is one of the most irritating errors ever. Who wants to get in trouble even after successfully downloading and installing the Garmin Express program? Nobody, of course. So, here we are with our new guide that will definitely help you in such situations. Read till the end to get you issue resolved!

Garmin Express Icon Missing: Reasons & Solutions

You must have been facing the app icon missing issue, we understand. So, have you tried any remedy to fix the error? If not, these solutions are going to help you.

However, before trying these troubleshooting tricks, you should do the below- mentioned things:

  • Check the Garmin Express program and make sure that it has been installed successfully.
  • Create one more profile on your Desktop. In case you see the Garmin Express app icon, it indicates that the first profile is corrupted.
  • Update your OS and the Express software.
  • Reboot the computer after installing the Garmin Express program.

Basic Solutions

If the problem is not resolved yet, you can try these basic solutions:

  1. Scan and Remove All The Malware 

Never ignore the security threats shown on your computer. If you do so, soon they will be taking over the control of your installed software.

So, in case you can’t find Garmin Express icon, you should scan the computer and find out all the software with Trojan, worms or viruses. To find or remove any such malicious file, follow the steps given below:

  • To start, if there is no scanner tool or anti-virus program installed on your computer, download an anti-virus from some reliable source and install it.
  • After this, double-click at the installed anti-virus icon and click at ‘Scan’ option to start the scanning.
  • If there are any malicious or infected files, it will show them with the name and its location on your computer.
  • Right-click at the virus file and then click at ‘Delete’ to remove it from your computer.

However, in case the file refuses to be deleted, get help from our experts.

Note: Reboot the computer after all the virus and Trojan or worms type of files are removed from your computer.

  1. Change Your Desktop Settings 

Desktop refers to the computer’s screen. So, you don’t need to enter the core settings.

  • First, close all the programs that are open on the computer.
  • After this, right-click at the blank screen and then click at the ‘Show Desktop icons’ option in the drop-down list.
  • After that, press CTRL+F5 on keyboard to refresh and save the changes.
  • If you are still not able to find the Garmin Express icon, you should reboot your device.

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  1. Keep The Express icon in Dock

Another way to restore the disappeared Express icon is using Dock option. Follow the given steps:

  • Browse the Primary drive on your computer.
  • Look for Garmin Express folder in the list of installed programs.
  • Right-click at the Garmin express launcher icon, a menu will appear.
  • Select ‘Create a shortcut’ from the menu.

Note: You can also drag the icon to your computer screen and restore the disappeared Express program icon.

  • After this, navigate to your desktop screen and then place the mouse over the Garmin Express shortcut in the dock.
  • And finally, click the ‘Keep it in dock’ option and then the ‘Save’ button.

Note: The process is autonomous.

In case, you are still not able to launch the Express program using the shortcut icon, follow how to fix Garmin Express not working guide.

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Troubleshooting Techniques For Garmin Express Icon Not Showing Issue 

Even after following all the above-mentioned steps, are you still not able to see the Garmin Express icon on your desktop?

Don’t worry. There’s nothing that cannot be solved. It’s just that you need to apply some tough solutions for the problem.

Solution 1: The Express Icon Is In System Tray

Now, you tried locating the Express launcher from your primary drive but not able to find it?

Well, don’t worry. We have mentioned the next trick you can use to fix this issue. You should follow these easy steps to fix the Garmin Express icon missing issue on your computer:

  • Go to the Taskbar on your system and point the mouse at the system tray arrow.
  • Search for the Express program icon in the expanded tray. After you find it > right-click at it and select the option ‘Create a shortcut’.
  • The missing Garmin Express icon will be restored on your desktop screen.

Now, click at the Garmin Express program icon to launch it. However, in case Garmin Express is showing connectivity issue, refer to this guide and easily fix the server error with your Garmin Express program.

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Solution 2: Format The Cache File ‘Icon.db’

Are there so many programs installed on your device? Is the desktop screen over-packed with the shortcut icons of all the installed programs?

If yes, then the question mentioned above, includes the answer itself by pointing out the main reasons why your Garmin Express icon has disappeared from your desktop.

Now, if you want to fix this error, follow the given steps:

  • Click ‘Win+ R’ at the same time on keyboard.
  • Now, enter ‘regedit’ in the field prompted on your screen and then press enter.
  • From the registry editor window, click at ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’ shown in the left pane on your computer screen.
  • Then, select Software > select Microsoft > select Windows > select ‘Current Version’ > select ‘Explorer’.
  • Search the ‘Max Cached icons’ in the list and then select any value that is greater than 10000 there.

Note: In case, you can’t see the option ‘Max Cached icons’, create it as a fresh string in that list and then reboot the device to apply and save changes.

  • Once you are done with the above-mentioned steps, you should open primary drive on your computer.
  • And, click Users > select [your username] > select AppData > select Local and then find the file ‘IconCache.db’.
  • Right-click at the file and then click at ‘Delete’ in the menu.

After this, reboot your computer and check if the icon is being shown on the screen or not.

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Solution 3: Turn Off The System Maintenance Troubleshooter On Your Computer 

Sometimes, Garmin Express icon not showing on your desktop can bother you big time!

In case you are facing such an issue, you can try disabling the System Maintenance function on your computer.

  • Go to Control panel on your computer and in the ‘System-Security’ section, click at ‘Find and fix problems.’
  • After this, click at ‘Changed Settings’ option in left pane.
  • Click at ‘Off’ in ‘Computer Maintenance’ window.


Solution 4: Make Sure To Disable Task Scheduler

To fix the Express icon missing error, you should target task scheduler. Before trying this troubleshooting trick, you should know that the particular app on your computer fixes all the broken files.

To stop task scheduler on your device, follow these simple steps:

  • Open the Start menu, click at ‘Programs’ from the list and then click at ‘Accessories’ > click ‘System Tools’.
  • After this, task scheduler window will open.
  • Go to the folder ‘Microsoft’ and click at ‘Windows’> then, select ‘Diagnosis’ to launch a schedule.
  • If you see any activate scheduler, you should right-click at it and click at ‘Disable’ in the menu.
  • And then, reboot the computer and hopefully you will be able to see the Garmin Express icon that was missing on your desktop.

Note: You shouldn’t forget to check and adjust the date/ time as per the time zone on your PC.

Hopefully, this guide will help you resolve the ‘Garmin Express icon missing’ error. In case, you need any further help, feel free to reach us @1-833-201-7905 to get instant help.

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