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Windows 7: Icon issue with Advanced Uninstaller's "pinned" shortcut

25 Nov 2014   #1
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Icon issue with Advanced Uninstaller's "pinned" shortcut

hello again Brink!

I'm trying to fix an annoyance with Advanced Uninstaller's "pinned" shortcut. It's a pinned control panel shortcut in the start menu





A) the icon's missing and b) the link can't be unpinned.


I've tried searching this thread and the other linked (fresh out the oven: ) alas no mention of control panel's pinned items.


One interesting thing I read on advanced uninstall FAQ



  • Why "Pin to" is missing on Revo Uninstaller's shortcut and cannot be pinned to Windows 7 taskbar?

    No Pin to option available in Windows 7 taskbar
    No Pin to option is available on the shortcut
    The reason for the problem is that Windows 7 does not allow pinning programs containing "install" keyword in their name. You can solve the problem by making a shortcut on your desktop of Revo Uninstaller and change the shortcut's name to just "Revo" or something else, but the name should not contain "install" as Revo Uninstaller Pro does!
Anyway, do you have any suggestions on where/how I can check for the cause of this "broken shortcut"?


I've glanced at JumpListsView and ShellExView and tried searching the reg....


The icon appears correctly in start menu but not in control panel...

Icon issue with Advanced Uninstaller's "pinned" shortcut-vpx4cis.png

I think it's a 32-bit app on a 64-bit OS issue... but not sure where to go from here.

Suggestions, as always, most welcome




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25 Nov 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jonny,

Have you already tried to uninstall and reinstall "Advanced Uninstaller" to see if it may repair it?
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25 Nov 2014   #3
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just tried, reboot and I now have this issue (except the blank icon is named



Perhaps ironically, I've now installed ccleaner on this build, to clean up after another cleaner.

1st swoop with the following options (all advanced, further down and invisible, are set to default - unchecked)


Will re-attempt after check and reboot, 2nd iteration trashing my jumplists (there was a time when I was precious about such things!)

...
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25 Nov 2014   #4
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

quick reg scan reveals the registry is littered with nearly 600 mentions of advanced uninstaller after uninstalling it. erroneous icon remains.

Java is installed as 32-bit. should I be looking at it's namespace entry, in comparison with Revo's, to try and spot the break?

(this is all a side-note, as I intend to reinstall)

There's also the possibility that, as the ghost-pinned entry is still stuck, despite application uninstall, that it's pertaining to a previous install of the software (I used to have an older version, this is all massive speculation)

Off to wipe jumplists and re-read your article on namespaces
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25 Nov 2014   #5
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

after reading more of your guides and playing closer attention I think I have found the culprit.

Remembering the blank icon issue (where the exact resolution was not known), I think CCleaner's clean jumplists (or equallty the reset items via batch/cmd prompt method) is "the fix".

for me, I found that unchecking (start menu properties) privacy "store and display recently opened programs/items" removed the list... and re-enabling allowed me to rebuild new jumplists. OK, start menu pinned data is gone...

After a frantic search, I think that, to pin the control panel like I like it, you need to pin "control panel"




Looking at the jumplistsview I see a) a correlation and b) a candidate!!



The application IDs match, and the first entry doesn't conform (re syntax)


On closer inspection .. there's lots of paths that don't work.

the first - {B4B0CDBC-A610-4CE1-BC70-2BA43091FDEA} - I thought was advanced uninstaller...

the second, full path - ::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0\::{6DFD7C5C-2451-11D3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF} - is folder options!

3, ::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\5\::{BB06C0E4-D293-4F75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}, is System
4, ::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\2\::{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}, power options...

the next set, including "the master" {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, don't work...

Should I just delete 7e4dca80246863e3.automaticDestinations-ms and start again?
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25 Nov 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you find it listed under Namespace in the registry, then deleting it should remove it from the Control Panel.
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25 Nov 2014   #7
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Call me tempestuous, but I deleted the "control panel" audodestination-ms file 7e4dca80246863e3, and started rebuilding... and got rid of the deadlink.

Time to reinstall the suspect software (I obviously wouldn't if only it wasn't so damn useful!), think I'll make a mental note to not pin it to the start menu!

Mark solved
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25 Nov 2014   #8
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I tried a few text searches of the registry, and found either no entries (I had the .cpl filename, the company revo, the program name of course....) or too much noise (if anything, it's absence from namespace was what struck me).

thank you Brink!!
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25 Nov 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. You're most welcome.
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