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Windows 7: Most icons disappeared, after changing a program's icon

09 Nov 2012   #1
Leniaal

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Most icons disappeared, after changing a program's icon

Hello,

I wanted to change a program's icon, so I downloaded an application called IconChanger. This actually did the job perfectly and changed the program's icon. After I restarted my PC(I actually had to quit it by holding the power button, for a different reason), Most of my icons have been removed(?). And not only the desktop items, but also the icons in the maps of the program's themselves.

Does anyone know how this happened? Or more importantly, how do I fix it?

Thanks in advance!


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09 Nov 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

If you can you could try a system restore to a point before you used that program System Restore

You may need to also Icon Cache - Rebuild first to see if this will help.
or
Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. Then rebuild the icon cache afterwards.

Jerry
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10 Nov 2012   #3
Leniaal

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, I just did the System Restore.. didnt do anything special the past days so didnt lose much.
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10 Nov 2012   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Cool glad it OK now, and You're welcome
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