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Windows 7: Start Menu Icons

14 Aug 2010   #1

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Start Menu Icons

This is not a big problem but is quite annoying, sometimes randomly the icons for my start menu programs will dissapear and the icon will change to the default one when there is no icon to be found. Just random programs do this and if I go to properties it still says the icon is the old one but shows up as default in the program list. If i just hit apply and ok it changes it back. Is there anyway to prevent this or know why this does happen?

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14 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Can you post a screen shot to make sure we understand exactly what you are describing. To be honest, I'm not really sure. I have a couple of ideas, but both might be wrong.
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14 Aug 2010   #3
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64

Which programs are they?
Is it consistent with these programs or is it a random thing?
Do you always have these programs displayed?

Your problem sounds to me like your IconCache.db file is corrupt. Have you tried re-setting (deleting) it?

GoTo > C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local, and delete the IconCache.db file. Then restart your PC.
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14 Aug 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

This may help:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

A Guy
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