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Windows 7: Remove -Windows application icon- on top of the software icon

21 Feb 2014   #1
billymambo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Remove -Windows application icon- on top of the software icon

Hello, every program shortcut on my desktop appears with the Windows application icon on top of it and this is very annoying. I've searched quite thoroughly but haven't found any solutions yet. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Kindly, Vassilis

PS: The look of the attachments describes how every program desktop shortcut looks. The first shows how it is, the second how i want it to look like, like the software's icon.




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21 Feb 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See whether this will help: Icon Cache - Rebuild
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21 Feb 2014   #3
billymambo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for your response, but still the same :/. Seems likes an option however, not as if the icon cache is corrupted.
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21 Feb 2014   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Welcome to the forum,

You can try restoring the lnk file association from this tutorial to see if it fixes that,

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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21 Feb 2014   #5
billymambo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In the .zip link provided in the post, i searched all files within it and found no .ink file association. The problem is that every shortcut of my desktop has this look except it's a shortcut of the system. Every shortcut looks like the first attachment. Item's icon + program icon on top of it. Sort of XP's shortcut arrow...
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21 Feb 2014   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

It's not .ink, it's an LNK, here's the link for just that one,

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-shortcut-.reg
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21 Feb 2014   #7
billymambo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Many thanks friend, kisses to Cali
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21 Feb 2014   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You're welcome, glad you got it sorted.
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