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Windows 7: Shortcut icons defaulting to generic

23 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Shortcut icons defaulting to generic

Some of my shortcut icons on my desktop behave strangely. An example is the one for Microsoft Security Essentials. The name is too long so I shorten it to MSSE. It will only rename with Administrator rights. And then the icon image changes to the generic image. Using Properties ... Change Icon has no effect.

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