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Windows 7: Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

23 Nov 2009   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

How to Fix the Windows Explorer "Open" Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon in Windows 7

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18 Jun 2011   #40
SnowOak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks a lot for this!


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18 Jun 2011   #41
hexaae

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

....mmmh, and what about removing only the generic (ugly) icon near the Open button instead of replacing it in explorer bar + pop-up menus?
Since it's just the Open command it makes sense, as option, not to use any icon for exes...
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18 Jun 2011   #42
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SnowOak View Post
Thanks a lot for this!
You're most welcome SnowOak, and welcome to Seven Forums.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hexaae View Post
....mmmh, and what about removing only the generic (ugly) icon near the Open button instead of replacing it in explorer bar + pop-up menus?
Since it's just the Open command it makes sense, as option, not to use any icon for exes...
Hello Hexaae,

You could substitute the Application_Icon.ico file from the download in step 1 with a transparent blank icon of your own to use instead to not have a icon display since it would be transparent.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jun 2011   #43
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Does anyone know if the open in the context menu should display an icon for other files to.
For example if I right click a pdf file I get the adobe icon on the toolbar but not in the context menu.
Is this correct.
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Thanks Danny


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18 Jun 2011   #44
hexaae

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's correct.
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30 Jul 2011   #45
Respen

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hey, I want to thank you for your contribution here. You don't know how annoyed I am with that missing icon.

I do have a couple of questions for you.

First... is the missing icon a problem with just a rare few of us or all of windows 7 users?

Second, can you tell me exactly how to uninstall this fix completely and revert windows back to right where it was... just because I'm terribly OCD about these things.
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30 Jul 2011   #46
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Respen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, the missing icon is a minor graphical bug that affects all Windows 7 installations for everyone.

To reverse the fix, you would just need to delete the Application_Icon.ico file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Next, delete the Icon key in the left pane of the registry at the location in step 8.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jan 2012   #47
adamluckee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks a lot!

Long for it! Appreciate it so much!
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09 Jan 2012   #48
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Adam, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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19 Feb 2012   #49
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Is this fix compatible for x64? I think so, but due to some reasons its not working for my x64bit edition. I remember that when I used x32bit version, this fix worked perfectly.

Take Care
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