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Windows 7: Some icons disappear and are replaced by generic ones

09 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Some icons disappear and are replaced by generic ones

For some reason icons for certain programs will disapear and be replaced with the 'generic window' windows icon. I'll upload a screen shot. First it happend with opera. and now with d3doverrider. Additionally I think I was using the program when it happened, so that may be contributing to the cause.



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09 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

no sadly that didn't do the trick, thanks for helping though. any other ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

From one of the many tutorials here onsite. It should help you.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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10 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Bump for help?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

My "Everything Search" exe icon looks like that too. As far as I know that's the only one doing this. The program works fine and the taskbar shortcut has the right icon pic too. The other 4 files in that folder are all common windows files like ini and txt, and they all are fine.

I found that I could move a copy of the exe anywhere else and it would have the right icon, but whenever I put it back in it's own folder it would lose the icon. I made a new folder and moved all of the contents from the old to the new folder and icon was there. I gave the folder the same name as the old one... the icon went away. WTH? I changed the name of the folder slightly and voila, the icon is back.

Don't ask me why, but try it and see if that works.

Rusty
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Wow that is most odd! I did what you said, I copied the file from its original folder to a different folder (on a different partition) and the icon returned! Then I copied the new icon back to the desktop and it was still good. The weird part is, when I copy the new icon back into its original folder... it goes back to the old 'generic' form! I don't get it. At least I have my icon back on the desktop but it is a temporary fix to a problem that is likely to be persistent. (at least for me)

Thanks to rusty for the tip!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

first try to reinstall with elevated privilege, and also send download link of that software(if u have), so that i try in my system
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Same problem - looks like a minor bug to me

I've had the same problem with larger (but not smaller) icons for Adobe Reader files, all icons for IntelliType and IntelliPoint. I haven't tried the trick of moving or renaming them.

Note: rebuilding the icon cache was of no value. I also performed an SFC /scannow in elevated privilege mode with no results.

Does anyone know if Microsoft is aware of this issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

My computer just quit doing it. If I recall, I deleted "C:\Users\owner\AppData\Local\IconCache.db" and it's been okay ever since.
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