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Windows 7: Icons in Programs/Features

01 Aug 2013   #1
Aidan7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Icons in Programs/Features

Hey there,

I recently installed Steam and when I went into the programs and Features menu, I found that the default icon was corresponding to the details. I have tried repairing it but nothing happens.

Are there anyway you can manually add the icon on the Programs/Features menu?

Thanks


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01 Aug 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It might be more clear if you could show what the issue is,
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02 Aug 2013   #3
Aidan7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Like this:


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07 Aug 2013   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Here you go,
See if this works,
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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13 Aug 2013   #5
Aidan7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately this method did not work. Are they anyway you can manually add it?
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13 Aug 2013   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Where did you download steam/ Cnet ?
Did repair but does that include uninstall and re-install ?
When you first downloaded this did it install a shortcut to your desktop/ and did that shortcut have a generic icon or one to reflect the program ?
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13 Aug 2013   #7
Aidan7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I downloaded Steam from the official website.
Yeah the repair just does an uninstall/install with the same problem.
Yeah the desktop icon and start menu icons are fine.
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13 Aug 2013   #8
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Does steam.exe has an icon?
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14 Aug 2013   #9
Aidan7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It does indeed.
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15 Aug 2013   #10
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Try this then:
This an example using firefox.exe, but it's the same for any other .exe file.

Navigate to the by right clicking on it's shortcut and clicking on "Open file location".
Icons in Programs/Features-1-1j.jpg

Once in the folder hit the Alt key on the keyboard, this will pop out the hidden toolbar.
Go to Tools and select Folder options...
Icons in Programs/Features-1j.jpg

Click the View tab and untick the checkbox for Hide extensions for known file types and click OK.
Icons in Programs/Features-2j.jpg

Now you can see the .exe extension for xxxxxx.exe .
Icons in Programs/Features-3j.jpg


With the file selected hit the F2 key on the keyboard (this will allow you to rename the file)
and simply delete the .exe extension and hit Enter on the keyboard.
  • (if you get notifications about admin rights or that the file will become unusable, just confirm both dialogue boxes)

Now your file will look like this.
Icons in Programs/Features-4j.jpg


Now simply reverse the process:
  • F2 to rename the file.
  • Add the .exe extension and hit Enter.
  • Go back to Folder options... and retick the checkbox.


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