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Windows 7: Application Icons not showing their symbols?

21 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Application Icons not showing their symbols?

So uh, as you can see from the screenshot of my desktop and taskbar (blacked out 2 shortcuts do to them being revealing), some of my desktop icons do not show like they normally would apparently. The ones with the white paper with a window on it are the ones i'm talking about. The ones on the taskbar are Skype (left) and MSN (right).

Uh, anyway to fix this??



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21 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cyanide,

Do the shortcuts still work?

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

If not, then you might see if creating new shortcuts for them directly from the program's .exe file may display properly.

Hope this helps.
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22 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, the tutorial worked for the white papers with windows, but now the icons are the symbols of the file extension they have, so I guess I have to remake shortcuts like you said.
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22 Apr 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Good news so far.

Since they are just shortcuts, you could change the icon to be anything you like.

Shortcut - Change Icon
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