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Windows 7: device/printers icons

03 Oct 2011   #1
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
device/printers icons

When I open the device/printers tab from the start menu it shows all my devices currently connected to my PC...so far so good. My problem is that my printer icon for my installed printer, HP all-in-one Office-jet 5610v and is all updated, shows the icon for printer the doesn't remotely come close to what my printer looks like. I have found this article from MS that supposedly has a fix for this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2403006

I've run this fix and it says that the fix has been applied but when I check the device/printer tab is shows the icon properly for about 1 sec and then goes back to the original non-conforming icon.

This problem occurs on all my PC's across my home network. Same result when trying to apply fix on all PC's.


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03 Oct 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Jimbo does it look like....
device/printers icons-devprntr.png
If so I think you have the correct one. They don't use actual pictures of devices, just "realistic" icons. You can make an icon and install it I have heard. I ran the Fixit and no change.


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03 Oct 2011   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Nope...that's what the fix turns it to which only lasts for a second, but what I end up with is this....


device/printers icons-printers.png


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03 Oct 2011   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Like Britton said, if you can find/make an icon you can edit the .dll these are stored in and replace it.

Danny
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03 Oct 2011   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

That icon most likely will not be in a .dll I have the same icon and it is at c:\users\jerry\appdata\local\microsoft\device metadata\dmrccache\en-us\6404a1aa-9dab-47c1-a0a7-090e717f9471\DeviceInformation\deviceImageMFP.ico while you are in Devices and Printers right click on the printer icon create a shortcut right click on the shortcut go to properties and click on Change Icon Button and in the address field should tell you where your icon is located at.
Jerry
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device/printers icons-hp-officejet-5600-series-shortcut-properties.pngdevice/printers icons-change-icon.png


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03 Oct 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Jimbo does it look like....
Attachment 177765
If so I think you have the correct one. They don't use actual pictures of devices, just "realistic" icons. You can make an icon and install it I have heard. I ran the Fixit and no change.
sorrry gary ,but they do show actual images ,not for every device but for my printer it shows a image of the model i have.

device/printers icons-2011-10-03_2024.png


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03 Oct 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Jimbo does it look like....
Attachment 177765
If so I think you have the correct one. They don't use actual pictures of devices, just "realistic" icons. You can make an icon and install it I have heard. I ran the Fixit and no change.
sorrry gary ,but they do show actual images ,not for every device but for my printer it shows a image of the model i have.

Attachment 177785
Oops! Maybe only newer devices have real pics, my printer is 6 years old or so.
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03 Oct 2011   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no worries gary, i was just complaining the other day that my new arc touch mouse wont show, and thats a new device. been on sale about a year now, i think.

device/printers icons-2011-10-03_2100.png


Hhahaha, update , i just moved the nano receiver to a different usb port and it installed the device software again, and when i checked in printers and devices , guess what is showing .
thanks for this thread.

device/printers icons-2011-10-03_2106.png


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03 Oct 2011   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Is this the icon you had?
device/printers icons-printer.png
That's from my Desktop with the HP 5610 hooked to it the other 1 in my other post is from my Laptop so it's a network printer. Here is that icon if you want it. HPIcon.zip
Jerry


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03 Oct 2011   #10
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Does it make it difference if it's a network printer? It's the only printer I have and it is set up as the network printer.

Bongo: I tried looking in my C: folder/drive I even un-hid all files and folders and I get as far as microsoft and from there it goes to windows. In there, there is game explorer, history and temp internet files. So now I'm really confused.
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