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    Wink Restore missing menu bar icons
    I couldn't figure out why my volume control disappeared.
    Later, I noticed that the "bluetooth" and "airport" icons were also missing.
    I found this solution . . and it worked immediately.

    "A while ago I started encountering a strange effect on my laptop. Every once in a while, all menu bar icons disappeared. Only the Spotlight icon was left, the rest of my menu bar was grey. Turns out that a part of OSX called SystemUIServer.app is responsible for displaying the stuff in the menu bar."

    To get your menu bar icons back, it may help to restart SystemUIServer by doubleclicking it in /System/Library/CoreServices or copy and paste the following command into a Terminal window:

    open /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemUIServer.app

    Hope this works out for you, feel free to leave a comment!

    note from bb: I only had to double click the "SystemUISeriver" and it restored the icons.

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    Post Solution for Snow Leopard
    For Snow Leopard, you can navigate to "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras", and in that folder are all the system menu icons ending with extension ".menu". Open the one that corresponds to the missing icon, and you have the icon back again.

    Hope I could help

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    Or, you know, you could just turn them back on in System Preferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benmeroff View Post
    For Snow Leopard, you can navigate to "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras", and in that folder are all the system menu icons ending with extension ".menu". Open the one that corresponds to the missing icon, and you have the icon back again.

    Hope I could help
    hi
    i have the same issue with sierra
    may i know which folder should i open?
    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    Or, you know, you could just turn them back on in System Preferences.
    hi how?
    i did a mistake with notification center and spotlight , now i can restore them from system preferences

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    You have tagged on to a 7 year old thread. You might have better response by starting a new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    You have tagged on to a 7 year old thread. You might have better response by starting a new thread.
    hi
    i wil do it
    thanks!
    iMac & MacBook Pro - sierra 10.12.6

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