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Windows 7: Icon problem in RC?

09 May 2009   #1
scaramonga

 
 
Icon problem in RC?

Anyone have this problem?

Clean install of RC, and no matter what program I shortcut to desktop, or taskbar, they always lose the icon image?? Changing icon in 'properties' makes no difference?? Looking at directory of each program shows the same as below?? Icon is lost??

Each program still works fine.




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09 May 2009   #2
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

did you try resizing the icons in advanced theme settings?

i remember one instance, where i had changed almost every icon in the system (in win XP) then restored them and a lot of icons were messed up until i did that.
in doing so (resizing them, then un-resizing them) causes the OS to rebuild the icon cashe. I'm no techy but that's what i think happened.

hope this helps.. sorry if it doesn't
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11 May 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Rik,

Are you creating the shortcut directly from the program exe file?
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11 May 2009   #4
scaramonga

 
 

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

Are you creating the shortcut directly from the program exe file?
Yes buddy, but the strange thing is that, the program.exe file loses its icon also after setting a shortcut to desktop??

I'll try holo88's suggestion of rebuilding the icon cache and see if that works.

Many thx guys!!
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11 May 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Please let us know how it went for you.
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10 Jun 2009   #6
Thomas27

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Was this ever solved? I'm having the same issue.

Clean install of 7100 x64. Once I pin a program to the taskbar, it loses its icon.
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10 Jun 2009   #7
scaramonga

 
 

Not really. I found it only happened with certain programs, Spotify being one of them, a reinstall of the program solving the problem.

Rebuilding Icon Cache made no difference either.
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10 Jun 2009   #8
Thomas27

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

For me, it happened with CCleaner, Spybot, CPU-Z, and Core Temp.
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26 Jul 2009   #9
RedCray0n

Windows 7 1/2 64-bit
 
 

anyone got a fix for this?
i got the same thing on my RTM build

theres more icons that dont show up but this is basically what i got
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26 Jul 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello RedCray0n, and welcome to Seven Forums

Sometimes changing the shortcut's icon with the same one a few times will have it display properly afterwards.

Shortcut Folder or File Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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