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Windows 7: Problem with icons

17 Aug 2010   #1
hAWKge

Windows 7
 
 
Problem with icons

Hello everyone! I'm new in this forum so I don't know is this the right section for such a issue.

Well I'm bit annoyed with a problem on my Windows 7 (Ultimate 64bit). Some of my programs' shortcuts and original .exes get replaced with this default Windows Classic .exe icons (on attached file). The problems is that are not only the shortcuts, also the .exse and even in the Control Panel icons are displayed like that. I tried reinstalling one of the programs but that doesn't make nothing. I'll be glad to hear if someone had a solution for this. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Tried rebuilding the icon cache - without result!




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17 Aug 2010   #2
hAWKge

Windows 7
 
 

Solved the problem with booting in safe mode and restarting in normal. The normal restarts didn't help. Still don't know from where was the problem.
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17 Aug 2010   #3
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Something to try for next time.......will there be a next time?

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Good to know another way of getting it done though.
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18 Aug 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Right click on the desktop icon, select properties, and click in change icon button . Now browse to the icon in program files , apply it .
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18 Aug 2010   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i just come back from clean install as i had the same issues even my pdf (adobe) icons were bust , it happened after i took ownership of the windows folder , needless to say i wont be doing that any more ,also i lost my sytem restore points and they only went back a couple of days.
need to learn to partition my hdd
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18 Aug 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i just come back from clean install as i had the same issues even my pdf (adobe) icons were bust , it happened after i took ownership of the windows folder , needless to say i wont be doing that any more ,also i lost my sytem restore points and they only went back a couple of days.
need to learn to partition my hdd
Do you use the default disk cleanup tool, or a third party one , like TuneUp ?
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18 Aug 2010   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Oh! and welcome to sevenforums hawkge.
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18 Aug 2010   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Something to try for next time.......will there be a next time?

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Good to know another way of getting it done though.
the link takes you to sevenforums main page (whatever its called !)
try this one
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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18 Aug 2010   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i just come back from clean install as i had the same issues even my pdf (adobe) icons were bust , it happened after i took ownership of the windows folder , needless to say i wont be doing that any more ,also i lost my sytem restore points and they only went back a couple of days.
need to learn to partition my hdd
Do you use the default disk cleanup tool, or a third party one , like TuneUp ?
yes arc i use tune up utilities 2010. windows didn't repair the icons even after repair install that took several hours ,why do you ask?
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18 Aug 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
yes arc i use tune up utilities 2010. windows didn't repair the icons even after repair install that took several hours ,why do you ask?
You told you lost the icons which are from C:\Windows\installer folder and system restore points ... that means you are following an aggressive disk clean up . I suspected tuneup . Actually taking ownership is not connected with it.

I may suggest you to reinstalled the damaged programs over the existing installation (if the first tip, i.e. manual icon changing) doesnot work . And take a Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup (in case of any further trouble).
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