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Windows 7: missing shortcut icons

15 Mar 2010   #1
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
missing shortcut icons

I'm not sure what happened, but some applications and their associated files have lost their icons somehow. Tried looking up some solutions to this, but I haven't found any that worked for me.

word document
office icons missing


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15 Mar 2010   #2
newbie87

windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hi eft890... welcome to sevenforums
try to re-install that program...
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15 Mar 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello eft890.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll solve your issue, be sure to keep us informed.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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15 Mar 2010   #4
nihil

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Boot into safe mode, then reboot into Windows normally. See if that works.
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15 Mar 2010   #5
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello eft890.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll solve your issue, be sure to keep us informed.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
I've tried this method and nothing =(.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nihil View Post
Boot into safe mode, then reboot into Windows normally. See if that works.
Also didn't work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by newbie87 View Post
Hi eft890... welcome to sevenforums
try to re-install that program...
I'm trying to find a more efficient way, because it's happening to a lot of programs, not just the office suite.
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15 Mar 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello EFT,

If this is happening to all of your shortcut (LNK file extension) files, then you might see if using the lnk download in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2010   #7
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello EFT,

If this is happening to all of your shortcut (LNK file extension) files, then you might see if using the lnk download in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I just tried this and it also didn't work, but I see what you're getting at with this one. Problem is, it's not only happening to .lnk's, its also happening to .doc's, .ppt's, .accdb's, etc.
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15 Mar 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might consider doing a system restore using a restore point dated right before this started to see if it may be able fix this.
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15 Mar 2010   #9
IanFarewell

Windows 7
 
 

Did you use a cleaning program prior to this incedent? if so check to see if there is a restore point, or even better a .bak file, or any other type of backup file.

For instance in CCleaner, you have the option to back up your registry before you delete un-needed or problematic entries.
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16 Mar 2010   #10
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I tried a system restore and from before this started happening and I still got the same icons =\
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