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


23 Nov 2009   #49
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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My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #50
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It works fine on x64 Achilleus. You could try - Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that forces the icon to show for you.

Danny


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #51
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
It works fine on x64 Achilleus. You could try - Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that forces the icon to show for you.

Danny
Hi! Danny. Thanks for your reply. But I already done that, the problem still exist. I don't know what to do. It seems so strange.

Hope anyone can help me with this.
Thanks in advance & Take Care
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #52
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Achilleus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
It works fine on x64 Achilleus. You could try - Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that forces the icon to show for you.

Danny
Hi! Danny. Thanks for your reply. But I already done that, the problem still exist. I don't know what to do. It seems so strange.

Hope anyone can help me with this.
Thanks in advance & Take Care
Okay no worries, did you unblock the downloaded file first and put the .ico in the correct location C:\Windows\System32. I don't want to sound condescending but if the process isn't followed exactly it won't work. Try it once again from scratch.

Post back if it doesn't work this time. What are your UAC settings and user account settings.

Danny
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #53
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Achilleus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
It works fine on x64 Achilleus. You could try - Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that forces the icon to show for you.

Danny
Hi! Danny. Thanks for your reply. But I already done that, the problem still exist. I don't know what to do. It seems so strange.

Hope anyone can help me with this.
Thanks in advance & Take Care
Okay no worries, did you unblock the downloaded file first and put the .ico in the correct location C:\Windows\System32. I don't want to sound condescending but if the process isn't followed exactly it won't work. Try it once again from scratch.

Post back if it doesn't work this time. What are your UAC settings and user account settings.

Danny
Done what you've told me. The problem still exist.
I disabled all the UAC settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 Feb 2012   #54
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Achilleus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Achilleus View Post

Hi! Danny. Thanks for your reply. But I already done that, the problem still exist. I don't know what to do. It seems so strange.

Hope anyone can help me with this.
Thanks in advance & Take Care
Okay no worries, did you unblock the downloaded file first and put the .ico in the correct location C:\Windows\System32. I don't want to sound condescending but if the process isn't followed exactly it won't work. Try it once again from scratch.

Post back if it doesn't work this time. What are your UAC settings and user account settings.

Danny
Done what you've told me. The problem still exist.
I disabled all the UAC settings.
Ok reset UAC to default reboot and try it again. Are you using an admin account

Danny
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #55
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Achilleus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post

Okay no worries, did you unblock the downloaded file first and put the .ico in the correct location C:\Windows\System32. I don't want to sound condescending but if the process isn't followed exactly it won't work. Try it once again from scratch.

Post back if it doesn't work this time. What are your UAC settings and user account settings.

Danny
Done what you've told me. The problem still exist.
I disabled all the UAC settings.
Ok reset UAC to default reboot and try it again. Are you using an admin account

Danny
Done. Still the problem isn't fixed!
Yes! I'm using Admin account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #56
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Okay

Just to check.
- You didn't rename the .ico file did you and it is unblocked
- For sure its in C:\Windows\System32
- You merged the .reg file and rebooted/Logged on-off

You could manually check in regedit that the key is there and is identical to the manual method in Shawns tutorial. If all the above is correct rerun the icon cache rebuild just to be sure.

To be honest I'm out of suggestions. Brink may be able to add something when hes online later as he created the tutorial.

Sorry mate I see no reason why it wouldn't have worked for you.
Double check the above and let us know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #57
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Achilleus,

As Danny posted above, double check to make sure that you followed each step exactly and fully. This tutorial works in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 unless any little part of it was not followed exactly as is.

Could you also post a screenshot of this to see if anything may stand out?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #58
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Okay

Just to check.
- You didn't rename the .ico file did you and it is unblocked
- For sure its in C:\Windows\System32
- You merged the .reg file and rebooted/Logged on-off

You could manually check in regedit that the key is there and is identical to the manual method in Shawns tutorial. If all the above is correct rerun the icon cache rebuild just to be sure.

To be honest I'm out of suggestions. Brink may be able to add something when hes online later as he created the tutorial.

Sorry mate I see no reason why it wouldn't have worked for you.
Double check the above and let us know.
At last, it worked like a charm.
I knew it, I had done this fix many times on my 32bit OS, but I stumbled when I found I can't fix it as before. It was tricky. I was using Tera Copy as my Copy handler. I thought I copied Application_icon.ico to system32, when I was rechecking the file by pasting the file again, Tera Copy shows that the file already exists in System32 and asks me whether it wanted to overwrite it. So, I was sure, the file really exists there. But, when I checked System32 folder manually, the file doesn't exist! I was & ! Then I disabled Tera Copy and used the default Windows file copy handler & the file copied without any prompt to overwrite it.
Then I killed the Explorer.exe process and started it again. Voila!!!

The problem solved. But, I'm still confused with Tera Copy's response. Why it didn't copy the file and asks me to overwrite the file which in fact the file doesn't exist.Unusual!

Thanks to Danny & Brink for helping me.
Again, Brink, you're doing a fantastic job as Microsoft Valued Pro & being Site's Admin.

Take Care
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Achilleus. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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