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Windows 7: Application Icons changed to Unknown icon.

25 Jan 2013   #1
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Application Icons changed to Unknown icon.

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on Dell XPS 15 L502x Notebook.

Today morning when i switched on my laptop, I found some of the Icon changed to unknown icon.(See Attachements)

I searched google i found somewhere a question was posted with same problem. The solution was given as to change the destination of the target exe file. I performed it by renaming the folder in which the exe file is present. I found that the icon changed back to original icons from unknown-icon.

Also when i right click and select properties of those exe files, the original icon of the application appears there, but not in explorer / desktop / taskbar.

I am posting this question here to troubleshoot my problem.
Dont ask me to reinstall all applications and software. I have already done it and but the icon remains as Unknown until i change its destination from its original destination. Even avast icon changed to unknown.(see image) But i cant change its destination to check for its reappearance because it is always open when i start system.

Why this destination(Target path) of the exe file affect the original icon of the application.

Also guide me how to attach image in my post


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25 Jan 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Try Brink`s tut.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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25 Jan 2013   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Please post the attachment images rightly.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, download and install CCleaner. Then run it.
Go to "Tools" .... by default it will open the "uninstall" tab.
Click on save as text file. Save it on your desktop.
Upload the text file for us.
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25 Jan 2013   #4
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ican Cache Rebuild batch file solved my problem.

Still I cant upload images. Google chrome attempts to upload file , I could see uploading (62%) on the bottom left corner of the chrome and pauses for a moment and the starts again from 0% ,but the jpg files are never uploaded.
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25 Jan 2013   #5
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan View Post
Ican Cache Rebuild batch file solved my problem.

Still I cant upload images. Google chrome attempts to upload file , I could see uploading (62%) on the bottom left corner of the chrome and pauses for a moment and the starts again from 0% ,but the jpg files are never uploaded.

Try using Internet Explorer. Report back if the upload fails.
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25 Jan 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

on problem #1

What are you trying to upload and to where ?
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26 Jan 2013   #7
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Today, the problem occured again. I ran Icon cache rebuild batch file again. Now icon are again back to normal. Will this problem repeat again hereafter.


I am trying to upload screenshots as attachment along with my post.
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26 Jan 2013   #8
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Today, the problem occured again. I ran Icon cache rebuild batch file again. Now icon are again back to normal. Will this problem repeat again hereafter.


I am trying to upload screenshots as attachment along with my post.
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26 Jan 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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26 Jan 2013   #10
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

-shortcut-icon-error-all-before_.jpg
This is my desktop's views which i found when problem occured..

-shortcut-icon-error-all-after_.jpg
This is my explorer's views after i changed the destination folder of the exe file.

install.txt
For Arc this is the txt file u asked for.....


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