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Windows 7: EXE file icon missing

23 Oct 2009   #1
shibu1981

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
EXE file icon missing

I have a problem with some exe files icon. Some exe icons are missing. How can I solve this?


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23 Oct 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Try deleting the icon cache and rebooting. This will rebuild the cache. C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

More info here. http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/11...e-rebuild.html

Gary
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23 Oct 2009   #3
shibu1981

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Try deleting the icon cache and rebooting. This will rebuild the cache. C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

More info here. Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums

Gary
Sorry mate that didn't solve the problem.
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23 Oct 2009   #4
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

???? Do you mean the icon or the .exe extension on the file name?
I hate it when windows explorer does not show file extensions.

That IS an option under Folder Options.

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23 Oct 2009   #5
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shibu1981 View Post
I have a problem with some exe files icon. Some exe icons are missing. How can I solve this?
Since installing Win7 I had a higher occurrence of this problem, too. In looking at the shortcut icons on my desktop that had this problem I discovered they often referenced the installer EXE rather than the program itself. Not sure, though, if this is even your issue or not.

It might help for you to post a screenshot of the problem, which would clear up any ambiguity as to what the issue might be.

(note, in my case perhaps the tip from Gary about deleting/rebuilding the icon cache would have solved my particular problem - Coming from an XP background I wasn't aware of this tip so next time that will be what I try.)
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23 Oct 2009   #6
shibu1981

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

OK. This is the screenshot of what I got when I opened Gtalk.


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23 Oct 2009   #7
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shibu1981 View Post
OK. This is the screenshot of what I got when I opened Gtalk.
Yep, this is exactly what I was seeing. Thanks for the screenshot.

I don't have a solution but if you locate that shortcut icon you used to launch that program, right click on it, choose Properties from the menu, click on the Shortcut tab, and click on the button at the bottom labeled, "Change Icon," are you seeing something similar to this path in the top?

%SystemRoot%\Installer\{CADD6FD0-1C07-4C22-B4F7-40ECE46546CC}\IconD7A33067.exe

Coming from the XP world I was always used to shortcut icons being pulled out of the EXE directly, not from the installer.

Of course, back in that properties tab you can change the icon to reference the program's EXE itself, but overall I am not sure why Win7 (and perhaps Vista?) uses the installer EXE?
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23 Oct 2009   #8
shibu1981

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the help mate. The problem is solved by the link given by garysgold. I had to delete the file 4-5 times and restarting the machine. But now another problem. When I select any Installation file the icon showed is as in the picture. Is this common or not?


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23 Oct 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I get the same icon for .exe files. Other files have the icon of the default program to open them.
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28 Oct 2009   #10
shibu1981

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I think Win32/Sality virus corrupted it. It also corrupted some of my installation files. I had to format my machine.
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