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Windows 7: Icon's have become 'corrupt' / 'broken'

11 Oct 2011   #1
xSaxby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Icon's have become 'corrupt' / 'broken'

I literally just restarted my laptop, and now my icons are looking like this. Although it's only for certain ones, the official windows icons are fine.

Could anybody help me, Thanks.





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11 Oct 2011   #2
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

not sure how to fix all of them at once but you might be able to fix them one by one.

right click on a icon and choose "properties". then on the shortcut tab choose "change Icon" there might be another icon pic in there to choose from.

or under the "previous version" tab there might be the old icon there to replace it with.
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11 Oct 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Saxby, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the suggestion posted above is not going to help with this at all.

This is a issue with the shortcut arrow overlay icon, and not the icon for the shortcut itself. You could easily restore the shortcut arrow icon for all shortcuts by using the free program in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Oct 2011   #4
xSaxby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Saxby, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the suggestion posted above is not going to help with this at all.

This is a issue with the shortcut arrow overlay icon, and not the icon for the shortcut itself. You could easily restore the shortcut arrow icon for all shortcuts by using the free program in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for your help Shawn, But I'm afraid this is coming up, after ticking 'No Arrow' & 'Select here to remove...'



Thanks, xSaxby.
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12 Oct 2011   #5
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Will rebuilding his icon cache work ?

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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12 Oct 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zomby,

Sorry, but no it will not work for this since that would only affect the icon for the shortcut itself (icon behind small arrow) and not the arrow overlay icon.
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12 Oct 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xSaxby View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Saxby, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the suggestion posted above is not going to help with this at all.

This is a issue with the shortcut arrow overlay icon, and not the icon for the shortcut itself. You could easily restore the shortcut arrow icon for all shortcuts by using the free program in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for your help Shawn, But I'm afraid this is coming up, after ticking 'No Arrow' & 'Select here to remove...'



Thanks, xSaxby.
Did you download and install the 64-bit version of this program, and have UAC turned on to get a UAC prompt to approve running this program as administrator?

If you did, then try downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below to restore the defaults registry entries for shortcuts.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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12 Oct 2011   #8
xSaxby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, I've installed the x64, and I ran it as administrator..
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12 Oct 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below to restore the defaults registry entries for shortcuts.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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12 Oct 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can try a System Restore to just before you restarted. Had you installed a new program initiating you to restart?

this may not be helpful, but try going to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\folder options\View tab and uncheck the item in the red box below. Apply/OK.
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