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Windows 7: Corrupted Icons? (maybe)

26 Jul 2012   #1
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Corrupted Icons? (maybe)

Not sure if this is the right section, but it's related to programs in a way so I think it is.

Anyways, there's a problem with some of my icons, my Taskbar mainly, 2 icons have gone to some generic icon, but both were their correct icons the other day, any fix for it?




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26 Jul 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If the icons still work; right click on them and select properties and then select change icon and pick one. The question really is what changed them. Is every thing else computer wise okay.
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26 Jul 2012   #3
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The icons do work, they are only on the taskbar and a right click only brings up the option to unpin the program from the taskbar or open the program. Everything else is A-Okay, I keep my system in top shape.
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26 Jul 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The only thing I can think of is putting two new icon on the desktop and if those two are correct pin those two to the Taskbar and unpin the bad ones. Are you using a make my desktop pretty programs. Why did they change?
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26 Jul 2012   #5
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I don't use any "Desktop Enhancement" programs because I know 99.9% of those are bad news.
For example, when I install a program and the icon on my desktop has a long name, I change it to an abbreviation to shorten the name, the icon will then change to the one seen in my original post, I usually change Malwarebyte's to "MBAM" for example.
Does windows 7 have an icon cashe that can be flushed or deleted to fix a problem such as this?
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27 Jul 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think this is what your looking for.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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27 Jul 2012   #7
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

That seems to have done the trick, thanks!
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28 Jul 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for getting back. I think you can close this post, lower lift corner.
Happy Computing.
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