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Windows 7: need help restoring the default icon for iconless exe files

19 Jan 2014   #11
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

SparticusX on SOLVED: blank/white paper icons Win7, after IconPackager uninstallation Forum Post by SparticusX posted a registry "fix" for this (bottom of 1st post)

It appears that you have to apply the fix every time you install / update iconpackager

Export the key before deleting it, just in case.


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19 Jan 2014   #12
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

While uninstalling iconpackager, you need to apply the default icons at first and then uninstall. Otherwise there is always a chance that the imageres.dll will be wiped out.

If imageres.dll is wiped out, then nothing other than putting the icons individually can restore the icons back. So, if by any chance that registry fix did not work (it apparently it should work), download and install Win7 orig. IconPack inst X64 by Mr-Ragnarok on deviantART
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20 Jan 2014   #13
Diddy7Kong

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

sadly, NOTHING seems to work , t he ONLY this that DOES satisfy me enough is to MANUALLY right click each exe file that sits on my computer that doesnt have its own icon set by the compiler already go to properties, change icon (powered by icon packager) and manyally set the icon back for each individual exe file sitting on the machine, which is too tedious, a pain in the ass, and doesnt apply to new exe files i download
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20 Jan 2014   #14
Arc

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Get the registry keys of exe and lnk from Default File Type Associations - Restore and merge these two with registry. Then restart the computer.
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21 Jan 2014   #15
Diddy7Kong

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

thanks guys, i finally found a related link within the other links posted here and that FIXED it.... but seems to have broke my dazzle in the process...
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