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Windows 7: Reset Taskbar Icons


11 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Reset Taskbar Icons

Hey guys, i hope you can help, my taskbar looks bad

I changed the default taskbar icons with some custom ones I've picked up. I've now decided they look gash and i want to reset them back to default.

I've tried rebuilding the icon cache. (Which incidentally, magically turned on my wireless adapter after months of it not working!)

I've also tried to reset the icon cache - both no cigar.

Just for luck i also deleted the thumbnail cache (disk cleanup) and ran these commands;

Open the start menu and press
CTRL+SHIFT+right mouse button
on an empty space of the menu.

Select EXIT EXPLORER.

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
opens Task Manager

File, New Task (Run)
type CMD
Press ENTER

type
attrib -h %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
Press ENTER

type
del %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
Press ENTER

Return to Task Manager
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC- opens Task Manager
File, New Task (Run)
type EXPLORER
Press ENTER

Still no go.

Anyone have any other ideas? I'd like to avoid a system restore if possible

Cheers guys!

EDIT: I managed to restore some through the 'Previous Versions'. But most are still not available.


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11 Aug 2009   #2

7600 x86
 
 

how did you change the icons?

have you tried closing the associated app, un-pinning it from the taskbar, then pinning it back again from the original exe?
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11 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
how did you change the icons?

have you tried closing the associated app, un-pinning it from the taskbar, then pinning it back again from the original exe?
I changed them by unpinning, changing the original exe, opening the app, then pinning.

Yes, i have tried your suggestion. Thanks garbanzo
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12 Aug 2009   #4

7600 x86
 
 

changing the original exe - you mean using a resource hacker to imbed new icons?
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12 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
changing the original exe - you mean using a resource hacker to imbed new icons?
No, on the shortcut in the start menu and changing the icon (sorry i should have made myself clearer). I've changed all of them back in properties but they still show the wrong ones on the taskbar.
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12 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I presume that you've tried a simple restart of your system?
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12 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I presume that you've tried a simple restart of your system?
Of course
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13 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

update: I just opted for a system restore in the end, all fixed now
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