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Windows 7: Missing icon on windows explorer system folder on my taskbar?

30 Jan 2012   #11
tkwolf

windows 7
 
 

Hey Arc and bongo, sorry it took a while to reply. I appreciate all the help! While my internet was out for the last couple of days, i took some time to experiment and figure out the issue. I've found a way to replace the hideous missing icon file on my taskbar at least. Check out the pic below:




it pretty much solved the problem. sorry for all the troubles on my earlier posts lol

and btw, im on windfows 7 64 bit


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30 Jan 2012   #12
Arc

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That's a good news .
BTW, if you want to get the default explorer back, write "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe in the search bar, and click the "OK" button, it will display the icons contained in explorer.exe. Set the first one.

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31 Jan 2012   #13
tkwolf

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Will do! Thanks again!
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12 Feb 2013   #14
HeyItsJono

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi guys, sorry to bring this post back from the dead but I am having the exact same issue. I used the same program and now my explorer icon looks like this:
Since all the image links tkwolf posted have expired I have no idea how he fixed the issue. Any help would be very appreciated.
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12 Feb 2013   #15
Arc

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Follow this post #12?
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13 Feb 2013   #16
HeyItsJono

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hey Arc, how do I get to that Change Icon menu?
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13 Feb 2013   #17
Arc

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Go to C:\windows\explorer.exe. Right click on it > properties. In properties window, click on the customization tab, and click on the change icon button.

It will give you the change icon dialog.
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13 Feb 2013   #18
HeyItsJono

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 


There doesn't seem to be a Customization tab.
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13 Feb 2013   #19
Arc

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In post #10, I have supplied a zip containing the explorer icon. Get it, and then follow Taskbar Pinned Icons - Change .

Let us know if it works for you or not.
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13 Feb 2013   #20
HeyItsJono

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

That worked fine until I unpinned Explorer from my taskbar (I do not normally keep it pinned there). From looking at the icons in my SHELL32.dll it appears that the normal explorer icon has been corrupted, as shown:


I'm thinking this is the cause of the issue, is there any way to fix this?
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