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Windows 7: How to Restore .exe icon

14 Feb 2011   #11
Arc

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Do you use any third party program to clean up junks/registry ? I mean something like tuneup?

For such a case, it deletes items from C:\Windows\Installer , the obvious result is vanishing the .exe icons .

you may fix it by manually putting the icon in the location using Resource Hacker , but that is a tough deal to search it . Better you reinstall 3Ds Max over the existing installation .

From the next time use only Ccleaner for cleaning .


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14 Feb 2011   #12
Anak

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Arc, I suggested and KIUJOL has un-installed, and then re-installed the program.

To me, this sounds like he did not use any third-party un-installers:
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Would it have helped if before reinstalling I deleted everything single thing related to that program?
And it sounds like your suggesting KIUJOL should go ahead and try to re-install over top the existing in-stall. Would that be a correct assumption?

If so, KIUJOL could go ahead and try a re-install over the existing 3ds program.
It may just offer a repair in-stall option.
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14 Feb 2011   #13
KIUJOL

 

Just now I went to the Uninstall Programs page and found a Repair option next to Uninstall. It made new shortcuts and a new folder in the All Programs list but the .exe and save file are still iconless.
I did use AVG PCTuneUp after I installed 3ds Max, Maya and Mudbox (All Autodesk softwares) but before I had saved any files with any of them so I don't know if that was the cause. Maya's and Mudbox's .exe and save file icons are working, the only problem is 3ds Max.
If the TuneUp was the cause is there anyother to fix it? I don't know what a Resource Hacker is.
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14 Feb 2011   #14
Anak

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You did not hear this from me...

Google is your friend:
Resource Hacker specs and Coding Utility specifications - CNET Downloads It is listed as only good for 32bit, and up to winxp. The developer has stopped development on it.

As of 03-24-2004:
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Resource Hacker is no longer being developed:

I have been overwhelmed by the interest in Resource HackerTM, the emails of thanks, encouragement and suggestions. It's been downloaded over 3 million times. However, I've moved on to other things and have no plans to continue its development. Please don't ask for the source code, I'm not releasing it, nor is it for sale. Colin Wilson has written an open source Resource Editor which may interest those looking for source code.
Source: Resource Hacker


But, there is a new version? Here:
Resource Hacker 3.5.0.82 for Windows 7-modify the Windows resources files | Full version software download & Review That is supposed to be okay for win7, and x64.

You will be using these programs at your own risk.
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14 Feb 2011   #15
Arc

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Hi Kiujol ! May you do one thing ?

Press win+r , and write C:\Windows\Installer and hit enter . I guess you will obtain an window which somehow look like this :
How to Restore .exe icon-untitled.jpg

There , in my case, should be many, but I killed all the rest by having a complete PC tuneup using a third party tool (not with an third party uninstaller) like your AVG program . For an example , in my folder there should be Adobe Reader, but it is not there. Result ? See below .
How to Restore .exe icon-untitled1.jpg

Forgive me , as the Adobe Reader component does not exist at all in the target location, I cannot put it there using Resource hacker (an utility that permits you to edit system resources such as Icons, Bitmaps , Metadata , etc ) . So I have no other way but put the thing back . For that, I've reinstalled Adobe Reader . now look at the change in my installer folder :
How to Restore .exe icon-untitled3.jpg
And at my taskbar :
How to Restore .exe icon-untitled4.jpg

it is what was my intention to say .

Edit : From the Snips, it is clear that the items in Installer folder are not stored by names, but by long numbers . So it is to search for the desired item manually . As I dont use 3Ds Max , I dont know the number for it


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14 Feb 2011   #16
KIUJOL

 

I found the 3ds Max folder in "C:\Windows\Installer" like you said Arc and put it's icons in there (it had none) but that didn't solve it. I guess I'll just leave it like this. The "You will be using these programs at your own risk." Anak said makes me not want to use the Resource Hacker. I'll probably just create big problems, better just stick to this silly one. Thanks for the help guys.
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14 Feb 2011   #17
moyesp

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desktop icons turned to templates?

I uploaded an on-line games toolbar and it reversed all my games desktop icons to programme templates and it states that there are no shortcuts to their programmes despite the programmes exe files being logged in their respectives properties. How can I restore without re-installing the entire games?
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14 Feb 2011   #18
KIUJOL

 

When you go to the game's uninstall there might be a repair button as well. I tried that for the problem I was having and it made new shortcuts for it. Maybe if you do that for each of your games you'll get new shortcuts.
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14 Feb 2011   #19
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KIUJOL View Post
I found the 3ds Max folder in "C:\Windows\Installer" like you said Arc and put it's icons in there (it had none) but that didn't solve it. I guess I'll just leave it like this. The "You will be using these programs at your own risk." Anak said makes me not want to use the Resource Hacker. I'll probably just create big problems, better just stick to this silly one. Thanks for the help guys.
KIUJOL, I have not given up looking for a solution to your situation.

It may take a few days, but If I find anything, good or bad I will post back.

There is one thing I would like to know, though. The exact numbers for the 3dsMax version you have .
You should be able to find them in the >Help >About section of the 3ds Menu-bar.

Arc, nice tutorial!
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15 Feb 2011   #20
KIUJOL

 

Wow, thanks a lot Anak. I apreciate that. On the Help -> About 3ds Max, it shows "Release Version 13.0 Commercial". If you need anything else just ask and thanks again.
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