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Windows 7: Can't change .bat file icon on taskbar

25 Feb 2013   #11
Kari

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So is this Editor.exe a file on Dropbox cloud or locally stored on your PC?


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25 Feb 2013   #12
Harry B

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Thinking more about it, the right way to do his is to change the icon for grpconv.exe. I can open grpconv.exe in Resource Hacker, but I am unable to save the file (or the results -- don't really understand the Resource Hacker interface).
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25 Feb 2013   #13
Harry B

Win 7 32
 
 

Typo. Should be: "the right way to do this . . ."
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25 Feb 2013   #14
Kari

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I do not understand this with grpconv.exe. It's a pre-historic tool from a few years before stone age, meant to convert Windows Neanderthal 3 Program Groups to work with more modern Program Folders system used on Windows since the end of the stone age.

As your program is quite old, it most probably is so called portable program; everything it need is on its own folder, no data stored on AppData or ProgramData. This should mean that it should also work without grpconv.exe.

What happens if you go to C:\db\xy\ using Windows Explorer and simply double click Editor.exe?

Kari
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25 Feb 2013   #15
Harry B

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Same bad icon appears in the taskbar.

I just spent some time using Resource Hacker to, I thought, change that icon in grpconv.exe, but even though I got all the necessary permissions, and Resource Hacker shows it as changed, it isn't changed. I even tried changing some files in windows\winsxs that seemed to be grpconv related and had the bad icon.
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25 Feb 2013   #16
Harry B

Win 7 32
 
 

If I launch XyWrite (Editor.exe) from Windows Explorer, I see the same wrong icon.
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25 Feb 2013   #17
Harry B

Win 7 32
 
 

I also see the offending icon if I launch from the command prompt (cmd.exe).
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25 Feb 2013   #18
Bongo

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After changing a icon you need to Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
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25 Feb 2013   #19
Harry B

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Thanks very much. I'll be doing that from now on, when I test. So far no solution (unless my failure to re-set the icon cache meant I didn't see some earlier successes--but I doubt that).
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27 Feb 2013   #20
Harry B

Win 7 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
So is this Editor.exe a file on Dropbox cloud or locally stored on your PC?
Sorry, I didn't see this question. It's local. If it's worth trying (and I strongly suspect it isn't) I could try the same thing out of the dropbox (local) folder.

Anyway, the problem remains, and it is getting more irritating, not less (to my surprise).
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