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I just cleaned up junk files on my Ubuntu 12.04. After that, I restarted my Ubuntu. But then, I lose the network indicator in the Unity panel. I don't know how to restore the network icon as before.

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I know that this posting is a little old, but has anyone come up with a solution that actually work? I also tried gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel and rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel, but this also did not work. – user76068 Aug 10 '12 at 19:01

It can be reinstalled!

Hit Alt+Ctrl+T to open terminal and run following commands one by one:

sudo apt-get purge network-manager-gnome
sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome

Restart your system for the change to take effect.

That's it!

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thank u, I will try it. – Arie Setiawan May 17 '12 at 4:48
Didn't work for me. – mateusza Jun 9 '12 at 13:22
thank you very much Basharat. This works for me . I am using ubuntu 14.04. I try lot of things. But did not work. – Gayan Charith Oct 31 '14 at 12:59

I found this solved my problem on Ubuntu 12.04

sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-complete
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