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Windows 7: Icon changes when pinned to taskbar


28 Jan 2011   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Icon changes when pinned to taskbar

A perfectly good shortcut icon will becoma a generic icon when pinned to the taskbar (see pic). Is there any cure for that?




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28 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It doesn't change it on my set up.see here:
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Perhaps running sfc /scannow might help!


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28 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Is it all shortcuts or just that one?
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28 Jan 2011   #4
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Wolfgang,

If you had moved or deleted the shortcut from the desktop after you had pinned it to the taskbar, then it's icon would turn like that since the link between them is broken.

As a test, see if right clicking directly on that program's exe file and clicking on "Pin to taskbar" may keep it's icon instead.
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28 Jan 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Is it all shortcuts or just that one?
Just that one.
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28 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Shawn, I did not delete the shortcut from the desktop. But the funny thing is, the program.exe has the same generic icon. Only the desktop shortcut comes out right - is also correct in Properties > Change Icon.
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28 Jan 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

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What program is that?

I'll do some playing with it to see if it does the same for me as well.
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28 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I've had a few applications that the program.exe icon was the same generic icon and I renamed the .exe to something different and the correct icon appeared. This then allowed the correct icon to be pinned.

I really don't know why this happens.
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28 Jan 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What program is that?

I'll do some playing with it to see if it does the same for me as well.
Thanks Shawn, it is this program WM Capture - Super High Quality Video Recorder But please don't waste too much time on it. It is only a little annoyance and not a big problem.
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28 Jan 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Tis OK on mine:
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