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Windows 7: Desktop shortcut icons showing up as missing images


18 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Desktop shortcut icons showing up as missing images

I've been using the Shortcut Arrow Remover Program for a long time now and it's been working perfectly

But after I had opened my computer and took off my fan guard from my PSU I must have jogged something inside my computer because now all the shortcut arrows show up as missing images.

It could have also been to do with CCleaner when I did a clean up. I don't normally use the registry function to fix "Unused file extensions" and seeing how the icon remover program uses the .ico I think it stopped it from working.

Here is a screenshot of my desktop, as you can see where the "blank.ico" should be used it's now missing or not be able to be read.



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18 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello there. Try this tutorial
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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18 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try rebuilding the icon cache as this tutorial shows: Icon Cache - Rebuild

Alternatively, you could try a system restore to a point before running CCleaner. In any event, it's always best to either create a registry backup or create a restore point before you use CCleaner in case anything does go wrong.
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18 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I've just tried both methods that you both suggestions but the problem still persists. I used system restore back 2 days ago which I'm sure had no problems then and the icons are still missing.

Sadly I didn't save a registry backup when doing CCleaner. Not sure what to do now...
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18 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It looks like the shortcut arrow overlay is missing or corrupt. Have a look here see if that helps - Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore or here -
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ow-change.html
Danny
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18 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Fixed! Thank you for your help everyone.

What I did was manually edit the registry file to the blank.ico file path. For some reason my old blank.ico disappeared.
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18 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Glad that you have solved the problem!
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18 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear it Alfie. Thanks for posting back.
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04 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

I am having the exact same problem.
But I do not understand precisely what Alfie94 has done to solve his PB

"Manually edit the registry file to the file path blank.ico"
Which key exactly please ?


He said:
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Fixed! Thank you for your help everyone.
What I DID WAS Manually edit the registry file to the file path blank.ico. For some reason my old blank.ico Disappeared.
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04 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mircow View Post
I am having the exact same problem.
But I do not understand precisely what Alfie94 has done to solve his PB

"Manually edit the registry file to the file path blank.ico"
Which key exactly please ?


He said:
========
Fixed! Thank you for your help everyone.
What I DID WAS Manually edit the registry file to the file path blank.ico. For some reason my old blank.ico Disappeared.
=======
See if this helps;

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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