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Windows 7: Missing Icons


21 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Missing Icons

Hi geeks, I wanted to ask you for answer for very annoying problem. I mean, the icons are missing like office, skype, WLM and other. Also icons are missing from taskbar, desktop, even in the folders where are installed. Can anyone help me? Also I putted mod pack for Win 7, can that be the problem?

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21 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try this tutorial and see if that helps
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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21 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Or, you could just use System Restore to take it back before you installed the mod pack.

System Restore

Where did you get the pack from, there are several sites marked as untrustworthy by WOT. If you downloaded from a torrent site you may have got Malware on your system.
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21 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well the pack is from Vishal Gupta called AeroVG Windows 7 RVG. and yeah that tut isnt helping me..I think its explorer problem, can anyone give me original one?
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21 May 2011   #5

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMKD View Post
Well the pack is from Vishal Gupta called AeroVG Windows 7 RVG. and yeah that tut isnt helping me..I think its explorer problem, can anyone give me original one?
Hi David, if you run SFC /Scannow it will restore explorer.exe back to default except for the ownership (it wont restore the owner back to Trusted Installer) but that wont matter.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It will also remove any system patches (except UxStyle Core) and will also restore your start button back to default.

After this which hopefully will sort out your icon problem you can re apply your customizations.

You may want to look at this for applying unsigned themes, it runs as an independent Service & does not modify any system files;

Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
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22 May 2011   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hi David !

According to your first posts, all the icons are missing are generally stored in the installer folder(C:\Windows\Installer) . Once those are gone, there is no one easy way to get them back there , other than putting those manually (using programs like Resource Hacker).

As a lot of programs are missed there, it would be really troublesome to use the aforesaid technique . The best and easiest way to get things back is reinstalling the programs .

Sorry that it sounds a bit negative, but it is the easiest way.
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22 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi thanks for all your help....Arc and was wondering about reinstalling....and I fixed this problem with that...thanks anyway
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23 May 2011   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMKD View Post
hi thanks for all your help....Arc and was wondering about reinstalling....and I fixed this problem with that...thanks anyway
It's nice
Now have a Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup , for any further trouble .

BTW, what junk/registry cleaner program do you use ? Change it, and shift to CCleaner ; I hope such issues will not occur later
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24 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah...um..I use TuneUP 2011 for that problems
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24 May 2011   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMKD View Post
yeah...um..I use TuneUP 2011 for that problems
David, I guess you know it, that a few programs like MS Office, Skype, Adobe Acrobat/Reader etc store their icons and installers/uninstallers in C:\Windows\Installer folder (You may have access to this location if you set hidden folders and Hidden OS files visible).

An aggressive Junk/registry cleaning program founds these things as junks..... and deletes it , and it is why such situations arise. Once these are missing, no fix like sfc/scannow, repair icon cache etc can bring it back there, coz they are not present at the system anymore.... and they are not a part of the basic windows system .

It is CCleaner which cleans the system with a proper emphasis on which is to be cleaned actually .... not to make the cleaning quantity larger . So shifting to Ccleaner will reduce the chance of further occurence of such mishaps .

And even such mishaps takes place, just restore the image backup you have created using Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup , it will be fixed .

Hope it helps
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