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Windows 7: Desktop Icons

08 Dec 2013   #1
RedT

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Desktop Icons

While attempting to get Calendar Creator V-12 to run successfully on Win-7, I selected the desktop icon properties, and on the Compatibility tab, I selected to run in Win XP. When I did that, an overlay (looks like a generic file) appeared on all of my desktop icons! (Except the trash can and Windows Explorer)

Nothing I have done, to include removing the Calendar Creator program and restoring the computer to a previous date has removed these overlays from my desktop. Can you help?




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08 Dec 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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08 Dec 2013   #3
RedT

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, but that didn't work.
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08 Dec 2013   #4
RedT

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

If you look closely, the icon associated with the application is there, it's just that an overlay is on top of it.
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08 Dec 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess you have to backpaddle from what you did with Calendar Creator V-12 or ask the owners of that program what you can do. It is apparently some overlay that they created.
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08 Dec 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Can you go back to the Desktop icon properties and remove the compatibility for XP? You have w7 so having a system folder in XP mode can mess things up.
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08 Dec 2013   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You might try...
...creating a system restore point
...opening regedit
...navigating to here:
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
...and deleting all but the default entries shown below:

Desktop Icons-overlay.png

Then restart the computer.


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09 Dec 2013   #8
RedT

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks - it was already set at (Default)

Any other ideas? I replaced the file IconCache.db with the file of the same name from my laptop, but it had no effect!?!
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09 Dec 2013   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

No need to replace the IconCache.db, just delete it...
...then restart the computer and IconCache.db will be rebuilt.
(but you probably tried that from post #2.)

Another aspect of overlays is talked about here:
How to Create Icon Handlers (Windows)

Quote:
Like all Shell extension handlers, icon handlers are in-process Component Object Model (COM) objects implemented as DLLs.
A little further down on that website - you should see info about the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry area. Maybe take a look in the key for the html extension.
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09 Dec 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What if you delete those icons and create new ones.
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