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13 Aug 2011   #1
Riptorn

Windows 7 - 32 Bit
 
 
Open

hi,can anyone please tell me how to fix this open to another icon,as you can see it is not normal? its up there in there next to organize..




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13 Aug 2011   #2
Belgarionbg

Windows 7 Professional x64 sp1
 
 

Very interesting. When I look at mine exp. I see same missing icon and it wasn`t like that before few days. I`m trying few things now to fix it.
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13 Aug 2011   #3
Riptorn

Windows 7 - 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belgarionbg View Post
Very interesting. When I look at mine exp. I see same missing icon and it wasn`t like that before few days. I`m trying few things now to fix it.
yes,it is very strange?,i do not know where it went,and why it is like this now?..
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13 Aug 2011   #4
Belgarionbg

Windows 7 Professional x64 sp1
 
 

So, I tried clearing thumbnail and icon cache, nothing change. I find MicrosoftFixit.WinFileFolder.Run.exe, try that too without success. I rebooted, loaded winxp livecd and delete these .db again just to be sure. Again nothing change.
The strange thing is that icon is change to normal when I point whatever other file different from .exe. And only for .exe stay broken. But all my .exe files works ok and have their respective icons.
I`ll research further tomorrow
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13 Aug 2011   #5
Riptorn

Windows 7 - 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belgarionbg View Post
So, I tried clearing thumbnail and icon cache, nothing change. I find MicrosoftFixit.WinFileFolder.Run.exe, try that too without success. I rebooted, loaded winxp livecd and delete these .db again just to be sure. Again nothing change.
The strange thing is that icon is change to normal when I point whatever other file different from .exe. And only for .exe stay broken. But all my .exe files works ok and have their respective icons.
I`ll research further tomorrow
ok,i tried those also, i do not know how to fix it??
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14 Aug 2011   #6
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

I think it's the normal default icon Windows uses for .exe files when the whatever.exe program isn't supplying its own icon. It's shell32.dll icongroup 1.


What icon would you like to use to replace it? This? Open-15.jpg
I took this out of imageres.dll icongroup 15.

You could replace the shell32 icon with whatever icon you want, then your programs will still use their own icons, and the default for when a program does not supply the icon will be what you chose.

Note: You need to be confident in your recovery options to do this. It's possible to make Windows unstartable with a mistake. This is a fairly easy hack, but it's on your head! Also, you have to use an Administrator account, put UAC to "Never Notify" and reboot before editing .dll files. You can change UAC back later.

First decide on the icon you want to use and get it ready. If you want to make your own, do the research, otherwise extract a system icon you like to a convenient directory. Do this by opening the .dll in Resource Hacker, right click on the chosen 1033 item and select "Save [Icon group : xx (the number) : 1033].

Then backup shell32.dll, take ownership and full control, and open it in Resource Hacker. Go to Icon Group > 1 > 1033. Right click on 1033 and select "Replace Resource". Click on the "Open file with new icon" bar, then browse to your new icon and click Open. Now look on the right pane, make sure under "Select icon to replace" that the "1" line is selected, then click the "Replace" bar at the bottom.
File > Save.
Exit Resource Hacker.
Reboot.


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14 Aug 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

This Open-capture.jpg Is the default icon for "Open".


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14 Aug 2011   #8
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As Britton30 said that is the icon for open for a folder in that location. Its located in C:\Windows\Explorer as the first icon in the list.Have a look to see if the icon is present.

Open-capture-1.png

For an .exe file that doesnt have it own icon the icon is as debugged suggested.Shawn created a tutorial to fix this icon if its broken here - Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix or use an icon of your choice but name it as in the tutorial

I think this is what you need Riptorn judging by your screenshot.

Hope this helps

Danny


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14 Aug 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You could try rebuilding the icon cache: Icon Cache - Rebuild
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14 Aug 2011   #10
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
For an .exe file that doesnt have it own icon the icon is as debugged suggested.Shawn created a tutorial to fix this icon if its broken here - Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix
Yes, that's better - the tutorial gives the same result way easier than the shell32.dll hack - I thought it was there but couldn't find it, hence the sledgehammer to crack a nut. SkypeSetupFull.exe is a setup .exe that's why it doesnt have its own icon.
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