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Windows 7: Blank desktop shortcut icons

09 May 2009   #1
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 
Blank desktop shortcut icons

Since installing the RC x64 version from MS my desktop shortcut icons keep going transparent.
I've tried deleting the IconCache in app data and letting it recreate, but still they disappear.
Done several clean reinstalls and after several installation of different programs the icons go transparent again.

Hopefully someone will have had this and sorted it out.

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09 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello DJS,

Could you post a screenshot of this to help determine what may be happening?

Thank you,
Shawn
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10 May 2009   #3
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

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Shawn, here's the screen shot of the problem. The image part of the desktop shortcut icons are blank.

It's happened on three clean reinstalls of the RC. build 7100. Starts ok, but after a few reboots the image has gone again.

Thanks,
David.


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10 May 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi David,

I've not come across that before. I know that you can hide the icons, but that also hides the associated text as well. Does the program activate if you click/double-click in the location of the missing icon? What happens if you try to drag one of these invisible icons to the taskbar?

I notice that you have ACDSee Pro installed. If I am correct, this is a graphics editing program. Did your problem start before or after installing this?
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10 May 2009   #5
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

Hi Dwarf,
If I drag the icons to the task bar the image shows.
I've used the same version of ACDSee on all of the Windows 7 beta versions and this is the first time that shortcut icons have behaved like this.

I don't have icons on my desktop except for the recycle bin, but I would like to get it fixed.
David.
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10 May 2009   #6
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

I've just installed PowerDVD 9 and the icons are back correctly again.
After giving up trying to correct the blank icons, I carried on installing all software, PowerDVD 9 was the last software to install.

Just no nearer knowing what caused the blank icons.
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10 May 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Strange indeed. The only thing that I can think of is that the shortcut overlay had become corrupted somehow and has now corrected itself. Very puzzling. Have you tried removing the overlays at some point?
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10 May 2009   #8
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

No the shortcut overlay wasn't touched.
The first time I installed the RC one of the first things I always do is get rid of the arrow and the 'shortcut to', but after loosing the image in the icon after tweaking, I reinstalled the OS without tweaking and still the image was lost in the icon.

I see 'scaramonger' in another thread has the same problem.
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10 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the same problem too and didn't know the cause, but same as you, I just carried on installing and the problem corrected itself.
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10 May 2009   #10
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

And I thought if there's one person here that would know the answer it would be you.
You've sorted me out several times with your posts.
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