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Windows 7: firefox has lost its icon

21 Oct 2012   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
firefox has lost its icon

Firefox has lost its icon on desktop & taskbar. I'm using a recently installed Win7 x64.


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21 Oct 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums AaLF. Do you mean the shortcuts are still there, but showing a generic icon? Can you post a screenshot?

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If this just happened, you might try a System Restore Point from just before it began

System Restore

A Guy
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21 Oct 2012   #3
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Oh. I've put up with it for a few days with much taking place since then. It'd be major surgery by now. Maybe someone will come up with another answer.
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21 Oct 2012   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Huh? If you mean System Restore, fine, but how about the question? A Guy
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21 Oct 2012   #5
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry. got depressed that I have passed the point of sys.restore & forgot the rest of the reply.

It the little firefox icon that sits in that bottom bar. ***Its shortcut icon in the quick launch folder also is missing. upload attached. The button works fine. Its just that its 'naked'.


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21 Oct 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try this

Icon Cache - Rebuild

or reinstall firefox, it will ask if you want to keep your settings, click yes
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22 Oct 2012   #7
TheOneBobbyGunn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

While Firefox is opened and pinned on your taskbar right click on the taskbar icon, then right click on Mozilla Firefox (right above "Unpin this program from taskbar"), then click on properties and select "Change icon..." from the Shortcut tab. Navigate to the Firefox.exe in "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" and select the Firefox icon file, and select open. It should now show all the available icons you can choose from. Select the one you want, and click "OK". Now unpin Firefox from the taskbar, and the icon should show. Re-pinning should pin it back to the taskbar with the icon.
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22 Oct 2012   #8
Koheleth

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I think you can just click the icons properties and change it, should come back. This happens as well on somethings when you pin them to the tb and then remove the icon from the desktop.
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22 Oct 2012   #9
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

I've got a utility that restores icons to folders and desktop. "Rebuild Icon Cache.bat"

I don't remember where I downloaded it from and a google search turns up a lot of things but not sure if its one of them. There are several rebuild icons on a google search, no guarantee that any of them really work but worth a try.
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22 Oct 2012   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I've got a utility that restores icons to folders and desktop. "Rebuild Icon Cache.bat"

I don't remember where I downloaded it from and a google search turns up a lot of things but not sure if its one of them. There are several rebuild icons on a google search, no guarantee that any of them really work but worth a try.
could it have been from here jack? ...

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