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Windows 7: Taskbar open folder group icon hijacked by Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools

21 Jun 2012   #1
Illinoisjoe

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 
Taskbar open folder group icon hijacked by Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools

Hi all, as the screen shots indicate, once I open enough folders that windows decides to group them, the icon changes on the task bar to "Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools". How can I reset it to the default icon? It's pretty annoying.
Thank you in advance.
P.S. I am running a Lenovo x61 tablet with windows 7 enterprise service pack 1.




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22 Jun 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at this and see if it will help forum.thinkpads.com • Windows Explorer shown with ThinkVantage icon?
Jerry
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22 Jun 2012   #3
Illinoisjoe

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

The last comment in that thread worked like a charm, but was a little unclear so I'll be explicit here:
Open a folder,
right click on the icon in the taskbar,
right click AGAIN on "Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools" (should be "Windows Explorer"; this is what you're going to fix),
select "properties"
ensure that "target:" says only "%windir%\explorer.exe" (without the quotes).
click "apply" or "ok"

I apologize that you just basically googled something on my behalf, and I'm impressed you found it. I consider myself a pretty adept googler and I've been sporadically searching for a solution to this problem for over a year now! Nice work.
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22 Jun 2012   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're most Welcome
I used "remove lenovo thinkvantage tools icon from taskbar" as my search term. No need to apologize that's what I do here is try to help. Wow a year it's go to hear it's fixed.
Jerry
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06 Dec 2013   #5
aredub

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks! This weird problem happened on my Win7 X220, and your solution fixed it.
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07 Dec 2013   #6
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help.
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